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Macon County Commissioners

Coverage of the meetings of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners.

Franklin Town Board of Aldermen

Coverage of the meetings of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen.

Macon County School Board

Coverage of the meetings of the Macon County School Board.

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Photos from my photoblog.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wanderings

One good thing about Ernesto, from my point of view, is I got a much needed day off from work.
I caught up on my sleep I lost on Monday, and from the extra work getting the drainage situation prepared before the rains arrived. Now, if my luck holds out, it'll rain tomorrow as well.

Here are some things I found today:


An article commenting on Five Minutes to Midnight.

I also found a Ralph Peters essay, courtesy of one of my favorites, CDR Salamander.


I am also sorting throught the many blogs I found while randomly following links to see if I could find a dead end. No such luck.

Anyhow, The John Batchelor Show is on, and I want to savor the next to last installment on XM124 instead of banging away on the keyboard.

Oh, and don't forget, tomorrow (Friday Sept 1st) The History guy will be on Heads Up America from after the 9am news to 10am. Dr. Bill Forstchen is a pleasure to listen to on the radio as he discusses history, current events and who knows what. You should also consider hanging around until noon to hear local talk radio at its best with Ken Bagwell as your host. I'll be fixing my sidebar to reflect the changes over the weekend.

Listen to the WZGM Live Stream here.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Southeast Emergency Information

Florida


Georgia


South Carolina


North Carolina


More as needed, depending on the path of Ernesto.

The Future of The John Batchelor Show


An announcement on John's site reveals that the show will be on hiatus, implying a return. So say we all.


Late Fall '06. That's Oct-Nov, right?

Monday, August 28, 2006

Final Week of John Batchelor Show


I have just heard on The John Batchelor Show that this is his final week on ABC Radio Networks.



Should you care enough, shoot an email to customerservice@abc.com



The text of my missive:




I have listened to John Batchelor since before September the 11th on WABC, going to great lengths to hear him and Paul.

John Batchelor was the reason I purchased an XM Radio, so that I could hear him loud and clear. His Radio Show is entertaining and VERY informative.

I feel this is a bad decision, and will not be listening to his replacement.

Bobby Coggins



Why do the Good Shows, And Hosts, keep getting cancelled?



Update 12.52am (waaay past my bedtime!!)


've been listening to John Batchelor, and crusing the net and leaving comments on other blogs who've commented on the sad news. Even the Wikipedia article has been updated. Talk about speed! Wait, here comes Kate.

Nonpartisan? I think not


Tim Peck has posted the audio of Asheville City Councilman Brian Freeborn making some very partisan remarks, blaming Republicans in general and Bush in particular.


Hat Tip to Matt Mittan for playing the audio on "Take A Stand" today on WWNC, and thanks to Tim Peck for doing all the hard work.

Ernesto


I can't be here 24/7 reporting on the troplical weather, but I have done the next best thing... I've added links to my right-hand sidebar with a short list of my tropical protocols. You can also check up on the Florida Division of Emergency Management for public advisories.


And, if you should care, you can watch live video shot by storm chasers with a subscription at Hurricane Track.


And a throw away directed at The Emmys, seriously now, by now you should know that Hollywood is out of touch with the rest of us. These awards shows are the perfect stage for the preening peacocks and peahens. A sensible person would've went with plan B after the plane crash. Remember, the oft repeated phrase, "The Show must go on!" is more about them than the audience, anyway.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

My Concerns About Heath Shuler


View my album of the recent Democratic Rally in Hendersonville here choose slide show to see the photos in sequence and a larger size.

I have received a number of e-mails asking me where I stand on the 11th District Race for the US Congress. I guess people have picked up on my ambivalence about Taylor. My biggest problem with him is the CAFTA vote, where he voted...er didn't vote, whether by accident, or on purpose I cannot determine. As a conservative, I oppose the creation of ever larger superstates. Down this road is the North American Union, just as surely as the lowering of tariff barriers in Europe have led to the European Union. But this missive is suppossed to be about my misgivings about Heath Shuler.

There are many red flags about the Shuler Campaign, and the largest one is the combination of money from outside the district and the money from Real Estate and Construction. Let me make myself clear, I absolutely hate the destruction of my homeland by carpetbaggers, refugees, and retirees from all points of the compass. As a native son of Western North Carolina, I have witnessed the rape of our mountains and peoples by these concerns as they seek to replace our wildlife, trees, and people with tourist attractions, retirement homes, country clubs, and gated communities. These people, often affluent, are changing our economy to a service economy where the majority of the jobs created are low wage jobs. Of course, the local and state governments a absolutely agog at this opportunity due to the expansion of the tax base that will bring more money into their coffers so they can conduct social engineering experiments on the rest of us.

For example, I have included a list of the top contributors to the Shuler Campaign below. Source.


Top Contributors 2006 RACE: NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT 11 Heath Shuler (D)


Rivercrest LLC
$25,200

Phillips & Jordan
$15,300

Collins & Shuler Management
$12,900
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,500
AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America
$10,000
National Education Assn
$10,000
Our Common Values PAC
$10,000
PAC to the Future
$10,000
Nelson, Mullins et al
$9,400
US Postal Service
$8,280
Operating Engineers Union
$7,500
Solidarity PAC
$7,500
United Auto Workers
$7,500
Hope Fund
$7,000
University of Tennessee
$6,750
Avisco Inc
$6,200
Windswept Estates
$6,000
Don Hill Enterprises
$5,200
AFL-CIO
$5,000
Air Line Pilots Assn
$5,000
American Federation of Teachers
$5,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees
$5,000
American Postal Workers Union
$5,000
Assn of Trial Lawyers of America
$5,000
Blue Dog PAC
$5,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union
$5,000
Cmte for a Livable Future
$5,000
Communications Workers of America
$5,000
Forward Together PAC
$5,000
International Assn of Fire Fighters
$5,000
Ironworkers Union
$5,000
Laborers Union
$5,000
National Assn of Letter Carriers
$5,000
National Leadership PAC
$5,000
New Democrat Coalition
$5,000
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union
$5,000
Prairie PAC
$5,000
Sheet Metal Workers Union
$5,000
Teamsters Union
$5,000
United Steelworkers of America
$5,000
United Transportation Union
$5,000



Phillips and Jordan is a large construction company that has one of the largest land clearing operation in the United States. In their own words:




Since its beginnings as a small land clearing company in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Phillips and Jordan has grown to become one of the largest land clearing contractors in the United States. We have cleared and grubbed swamp, agricultural, forest, and mountain land for reservoirs, power transmission lines, roadways, pipelines, railroads, airports, and site development projects across the nation.


The majority of our clearing supervisors have worked their way up through the ranks. They have years of experience and knowledge that can only be gained by actually doing the work. Our equipment operators are skilled in the art of clearing land. They know the ins and outs of the work, and can quickly and efficiently perform their tasks.



In addition to our highly experienced supervisors and operators, we have a fleet of specialized equipment set up specifically for land clearing. We have earned a reputation for taking on and successfully completing difficult clearing jobs that others would not consider. The combination of our knowledge and experience with our specialized equipment allows us to say, with confidence, “we can clear anything, anywhere”.



Source is located on the right hand side, click on land clearing, I can't get a link.


I can't find much on the web regarding Collins and Shuler Management, so I will have to let that rest in the interest of time for this post.

In regard to the AmeriPAC listing, I was in grave error before, because there is a conservative PAC with almost the same name...That one did not donate to Shuler; the one belongs to the Minority Whip of the Democratic Party, who raises money for the democratic party where Nancy Pelosi cannot. Sort of like a Wolf in Sheep's clothing, if you will.

Enough people are focusing on Taylor in this race, I will trust them to do their work, while I focus on Shuler. If anyone knows of other bloggers digging into Shuler's Campaign, drop me a note in the comments, or email me at wnccb AT yahoo DOT com.


Make your own here.


Hat Tip: Screwy Hoolie

Sharing A Meal

I have seen very few few Honeybees this summer, and managed to get this shot after a few tries.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pluto now a "Dwarf Planet" my beehind !!!

Space.com article on the scheme.


Have these people got nothing better to do than to argue about this?


Maybe I should be glad I never became an Astronomer according to my boyhood dreams. The answer is ovious as the nose on their faces: Let Pluto be the dividing line between planet and large asteroid (or planetesimal for the politically correct).


And elevating Charon to the same status as Pluto is absurd, Charon is a moon, not a planet. All planets and their moons orbit about a common center due to the laws of physics. Since Pluto and Charon are close in mass, their common orbital center is nearly halfway between them. The Earth and Moon orbit around a common center that always stays below the surface of the Earth because the Earth is many times more massive than the Moon.


My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets becomes
Many Very Educated Men Just Screwed Up Nine Planets


Hat Tip: SomeGuyFromCA

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Democrat Rally

Correction: Democratic Rally
Hat Tip: Screwy Hoolie in the comments section.




I attended the Shuler/Edwards Rally in Hendersonville yesterday, and took some pix and shot a video of the speeches. Here is the money shot:




I will post more as I have time available, and am looking for a way to get the audio put somewhere on the net so you can listen to them.

Update: Screwy Hoolie has an excellent post and pictures of the event, plus links to more coverage and video. I feel like a 3rd world blogger, Just not enough technology to keep up!

Yet Another Update: My Navigator's photos of the event.

And Yet Another Update:
The Audio of the speeches.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Baron has a Diagnosis...

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Down with the Flu


by Baron Bodissey





The advent of digital computers and the emergence of the internet have allowed the development of a generalized theory of viruses as invasive self-replicating structures within information systems. Biological organisms, human cultures, and computer networks all constitute information systems which can be exploited by virus-like entities.

In many ways radical Islam acts as a virus on societal structures. It is passed from host to host rapidly, without the necessity of any intervention by formal political structures. The bug is simply in the air, and is picked up by the susceptible recipient through the vectors of mosque communities and media propaganda.

One of the simplest forms of a biological virus is a bacteriophage. It consists of a strand of DNA enclosed in a protein coat, a set of leg-like structures which attach to a host’s cell wall, and a neck or proboscis which enables the virus to breach the cell wall and inject its DNA into the bacterium.



Read the rest...

BSG Season 3 Begins Oct 6


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Military Entusiast Alert: Military Aviation Videos

I thought that might get your attention. Security Watch Tower has a post about the utlity of the A-10 Thunderbolts stationed in Afghanistan.

Here is a video of another maligned platform, the AH-64 Apache.

And thanks to Heads Up America, click this to see more aviation videos.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Return From The West

YAY!!!

Earlier in the week, I stood at the pier, wiping a tear, as Dave sailed away into The West. Today, I went to Dave's House to rumage around and download his best posts... And found the lights on. Put this guy on your favorites list.

Jimmy Carter Speaks Against Israel

I seem to have degenerated into name-calling (at least I tell you why) when it comes to certain Marxist Celebs and Elected Critters. Well, former President Jimmy Carter has spoken to Der Speigel, of which I have a snippet below:






SPIEGEL: You also mentioned the hatred for the United States throughout the Arab world which has ensued as a result of the invasion of Iraq. Given this circumstance, does it come as any surprise that Washington's call for democracy in the Middle East has been discredited?

Carter: No, as a matter of fact, the concerns I exposed have gotten even worse now with the United States supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack on Lebanon.

SPIEGEL: But wasn't Israel the first to get attacked?

Carter: I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon. What happened is that Israel is holding almost 10,000 prisoners, so when the militants in Lebanon or in Gaza take one or two soldiers, Israel looks upon this as a justification for an attack on the civilian population of Lebanon and Gaza. I do not think that's justified, no.





While researching what others had to say after I posted the above, I found this response. This guy is spot on.
Here is what The Blogosphere is saying about this article.


I am starting to see that these people are more dangerous to America than the terrorists. Their words and ideas need to be shared with the general public, so that they and their ideas may be fully discredited.


I think I can point to Jimmy Carter's attitude toward Israel to be very revealing about his innermost motivations.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Drudge on Obama


Drudge has a story developing on Barrack Osama (I know!) about him touting fuel efficiency, then leaving the meeting in an SUV that is not on E85 (that 85% Ethanol equipped), threby exposing him as one of those Aristocratic Types who say, "Do as I say, Not as I Do."


Nothing new here, for if these retards really cared about Energy Independence, they'd all tout the use of Nuclear Energy.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Robert Spencer on Heads Up America Tomorrow


Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch will be in Heads Up America either after the 10am or the 11am news. One of the things he will be discussing is the August 22 threat by Ahmadinejad to light up the skies over Jerusalem.


Also of interest, After the 9am news, Matt Cole will be on the show for an hour.
He is one of The Founding Fathers of talk radio in Western North Carolina.

Another Great Blog Goes Into The West...


Click on the title to read Garfield Ridge before it goes away.


I have enjoyed Dave's comments, links, and the innappropriate photos.


I can't tell the guy how to run his life, so I'll go ahead and tell him:
Hey, Dave... You don't hafta post everyday, just when you had time.


Godspeed, and The Best of Everything, I enjoyed it!!!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sleepy Monkey

Monday Morning Roundup



Hezbollah claims victory in fight, having survived long enough for the U.N. to save them.
A little prediction that requires no thought. Hezbollah will not be disarmed, nor will they abide by the ceasefire for long.


July 31, 2006
The Weaponization of Children
THE NEW BATTLE FLAG now being waved high over the armies of Allah mustering across the world is not the banner of Muhammad, but a flag almost as ancient as the prophet, the Bloody Shirt. Among the weak in arms and courage and righteousness, the Bloody Shirt is their weapon of mass distraction; their attempt to storm the moral high ground and hold it as they wait for their reinforcements of love, peace, compassion and truce to flow in from the far corners of the world screaming "Stop this barbaric war that slaughters, for God's sake, innocent women and children!"

The cynical create and present the daily dead baby exhibit. And the fools of the world oblige them with their compassionate echoes sent out with the numbing predictability and regularity of a New York Times editorial or, worse still, a mushy screed from our high-priest of compassion, Jimmy Carter.



The Weaponization of Children

Other Items Of Interest

al-Qaeda's Achilles Heel


Winds of War Monday Briefing

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Five Minutes to Midnight


An interesting piece at NRO. No comment now, still reading.
Thought it important enough to post now.

Hat Tip to Heads Up America

President Ahmmadinejad is a Blogger?


It took several tries to get through. I wanted to do a screen capture, but apparently didn't have anything on hand. WIndows XP, you have let me down!
Anyhow, what to do?
I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. I have posted them on my PhotoBlog because sizing them down won't work for clarity.

Here is Ahmadinejad's Blog...You think he'll show some linky love, and link back?



Do you think the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have sleepers nearby?
Might I be signing my death warrant?
(Gets up and turns out the light, so as to make it hard to see in the windows, which are not bullet proofed.)
They should bring authentic AK-74's for my collection, which has none as of yet!!!



P.S. I'm still (5.23pm Eastern) uploading the images to PhotoBucket at 56k, so if you've stumbled on this post in the next 15 minutes or so, check back.

STOP THE PRESSES !!!


I was given the wrong link before, this is t, really!!! TP@ 7.45pm Eastern. And here is the person who had the correct link. I found him via technorati, which is smewhere on my left sidebar.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Domocrat Party 1828 to 2006 R.I.P.


The Democrat Party -- 1828* - 2006 -- R.I.P.


The Fifth Column John Armor


August 12, 2006
The Democrat Party died last Tuesday in Hartford, Connecticut. Present when this venerable institution breathed its last were a minority of the Democrats in the Nutmeg State. The Party was the child of the Republican-Democrat Party, and the Anti-Federalist Party. It leaves no known descendants. However, political parties sometimes spawn children many years after their deaths.

Is that verdict too harsh? The leaders of the Democrat Party in Washington, New York, and elsewhere, are not admitting even to a serious illness. It’s difficult to conduct a proper Irish wake when on-lookers insist on prodding the deceased to sing and dance.

These major political parties have held great power – usually including the Presidency and control of one or both Houses of Congress – only to disappear from the political stage, remembered in history books that no one reads any more: The Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, the Republican-Democrats....

Let’s review. The Democrats hold Jefferson-Jackson Dinners annually, claiming Jefferson as their progenitor. Crack open a history book. Read Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address. He founded the Republican-Democrat Party, which existed only during his two terms as President. Not only was he not a Democrat, he would have run screaming into the night rather than accept the levels of national power and taxation that modern Democrat espouse.



Read the rest.
I have also put it on the right sidebar under Suggested Reading.
Just think, we could have had this guy in Congress.

Chris Matthews and Charlie Rangel are both Idiots


While making my rounds this morning, I found a link at Pajamas Media that led to a story at News Busters.


Update: Transcript available Monday afternoon.
Also, should this exchange get posted on the internet, lemme know!



Commentary


I suppose this all got started because President Bush has finally started to use a more descriptive identifier when referring to one of our enemies we are fighting in the 4th World War.



I will pick these statements apart one by one and expose Matthews and for what they are. First:



Matthews got things started by challenging Lungren: "would you include Hezbollah in that group [of Islamofascists]? Would you include Hamas, they are the enemies of Israel. Are they also enemies of ours? Are they also fascists because they have a dispute with Israel? Anybody who is against us is a fascist now."l


I suppose I could give Matthews a little credit for playing the part of the pot stirrer, making ridiculous statements just to get more ridiculous statements from other people, but I won't. I will play his little game.

  • Are Hezbollah and /or Hamas Islamofascists?
  • I will answer that with a definition from my Merriam webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition) definition of Fascism: fascism is a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. Gee, put Islamo on the front of that, and we have the coining of a new word!


    The above exchange may mean that Matthews may not know the definition of fascism beyond what is in pop culture, and certainly not with the Islamo- prefix added to fascism. As to the enemies of Israel being the enemies of the United States of America? Yes, and most emphatically so. I guess the only reference Chris Mathews has to fascism is the German brand? The Italians were fascist before the Germans were, if you check your history as Mussolini ruled Italy before Hitler went to prison. And as to calling your opponents fascists, I belief the nutjobs on the Left are most famous for calling their opponents fascists. Perhaps that is why they are so mad at President Bush; he has joined with the rest of us in taking back the language from demagogues in the democrat party.


  • Rangel suggested that Hitler was Christian fascist, and that calling someone Islamofascist is insulting to an entire religion.

  • Charlie Rangel may not be the only idiot, a majority of people in his district are either idiots or oblivious to who they are voting for every few years. Excuse me Charlie Rangel, Adolf Hitler was not a Christian. The closest he ever came to Christianity was a tenuous, at best, relationship with Catholicism. Lungren was correct in identifying Rangel's words as absolute nonsense, i.e. words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas. Well, they at least conveyed the idea that Charlie Rangel is an idiot, and perhaps a demagogue, I haven't had the pleasure of hearing him speak at any length. I do, however, know an idiot when I hear one.


    And lastly, (Yay !!!)


  • Rangel wasn't finished: We got Christian killers, we got Jewish killers, and we never identify them by religion. What you're doing is demonizing."

  • How many times did McVeigh or Rudolph or Koresh or,,,well you get the picture. Jewish killers? Not off the top of my pointed head, save the guy who killed Rabin. What we do is hardly ever identify killers as Muslim. That is what you need to complain about, Charlie Rangel.



Okay, I'm glad I got that off my chest. I can rant on and on about stuff like this Rangel character spouts.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Spencer of Jihad Watch on CNN Tonight


Robert Spencer will be on Glenn Beck at 7pm tonight. Click for more info.

Terror Alert Levels Raised


BREAKING NEWS


Pajamas Media Coverage






Press Releases




Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Announcing a Change to the Nation’s Threat Level for the Aviation Sector

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010
August 10, 2006

The Department of Homeland Security is taking immediate steps to increase security measures in the aviation sector in coordination with heightened security precautions in the United Kingdom. Over the last few hours, British authorities have arrested a significant number of extremists engaged in a substantial plot to destroy multiple passenger aircraft flying from the United Kingdom to the United States. Currently, there is no indication, however, of plotting within the United States. We believe that these arrests have significantly disrupted the threat, but we cannot be sure that the threat has been entirely eliminated or the plot completely thwarted.

For that reason, the United States Government has raised the nation’s threat level to Severe, or Red, for commercial flights originating in the United Kingdom bound for the United States. This adjustment reflects the Critical, or highest, alert level that has been implemented in the United Kingdom. To defend further against any remaining threat from this plot, we will also raise the threat level to High, or Orange, for all commercial aviation operating in or destined for the United States. Consistent with these higher threat levels, the Transportation Security Administration is coordinating with federal partners, airport authorities and commercial airlines on expanding the intensity of existing security requirements. Due to the nature of the threat revealed by this investigation, we are prohibiting any liquids, including beverages, hair gels, and lotions from being carried on the airplane. This determination will be constantly evaluated and updated when circumstances warrant. These changes will take effect at 4:00 AM local time across the country. Travelers should also anticipate additional security measures within the airport and at screening checkpoints.

These measures will continue to assure that our aviation system remains safe and secure. Travelers should go about their plans confidently, while maintaining vigilance in their surroundings and exercising patience with screening and security officials.

The United States and the United Kingdom are fully united and resolute in this effort and in our ongoing efforts to secure our respective homelands.







More later...

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

ISM Sending Human Shields to Hezbollah






By Lee Kaplan, Communications Director, Senior Investigative Analyst
leekaplan@homelandsecurityus.com

9 August 2006: Adam SHAPIRO, one of the founders of the International Solidarity Movement, has resurfaced after a long hiatus and teamed up with Northern California ISM’s Leader, Paul LaRUDEE, to create a program for ISM “activists” to act as human shields for Hezbollah in Lebanon. The ISM has acted as human shields for Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the PFLP in the West Bank and Gaza for the last four years, according to Shapiro’s wife and ISM co-founder, Huwaida Arraf.



Hat Tip: The Northeast Intelligence Network.


Read the rest here.


Commentary


I'd say bonus points should be awarded to any Israeli unit that takes any of these "enemy sympathizers" out with the Hezbollah unit they are "protecting".

Joe Lieberman


Joe Lieberman may have been the last democrat on the national scene I respected as a person. His party have revealed their true colors for all but the blind to see. This man has taken it on the chin for an honestly held view that differs from the Orthodoxy of the Church of Liberalism. Ann Coulter was right, for Liberals, their politics is their religion. That scares me. This is another instance where Liberalism marches jackboot to jackboot in time with National Socialism.



Source

Senator Joe Lieberman was the person on the the 2000 ticket that almost got Al Gore elected President. The Moonbats in the democrat party have seriously hurt their chances in 2008 for The White House, and for that alone, I rejoice. The HildaBeast will not now be President.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Back from Lightning Strike


Geez, this is the second time this summer I've been taken out by a lightning strike!


I was taking a nap until the fatal hit, some 100 yards or so away. I must have levitated three feet in the air!
It took Duke Power almost four hours to get to me, since I was the only house affected. Kudos to those guys.


I reserve the full force of my venom for the Verizon computer-auomated system. I did everything according to the voice menus from my cell phone, and awaited a repair sometime Monday. Along 5pm, I started getting antsy. I called again. My situation had a hold on it, so I walked it back through. (All the while trying to keep murerous thoughts at bay!) So the next day, a nice guy showed up, replaced a span between two poles, and I was back in business, save having to purchase another modem. Guess who will be unplugging the phoneline fromthe back of his computer from now on?


So, I've only got to hear the last hour of Heads Up America today.

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Sunday Rounds

Aug 6 Post on WNC Citizens Blog


I posted here on the Shuler v Taylor Race.

Hiroshima Day





"We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city. We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications. Let their be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan's power to make war."



These words were in a press release that was released on August 6, 1945 on the occasion of the first use of an atomic weapon in war. You may find page 1 of 3 here. You might enjoy poking around in the Truman Library, where I found that press release.


If I didn't have to earn a living, I could spend all my time just exploring the treasures of historical data to be excavated online.

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Calling All Chickenhawks



  • Do you support our troops?

  • Do you support our war(s) in the Middle East?

  • Has anyone ever called you a Chickenhawk?


This is what you tell them, after you scroll down to the post and links therein.

Saturday



Is this the last of Chris?



I've gotta pull one more day at work. Bummer! We had a pretty rough Thunderstorm come through yesterday around 5ish at work, made scarier because I was looking for a co-worker who had, unknown to me, been nabbed by the head developer for a project elsewhere.


My truck, The Beast, nearly collapsed on the way home yesterday, will have to take the back-up truck today. Talk about timing!

What Are We Fighting For?


Bill Whittle knows, as we, less eloquent creatures do, my apologies for taking so long to get around to it.


I've changed the post date on this post to stay at the top of the page for a few days, I feel it is so important for you to become acquainted with Bill. Enjoy. Buy the book. I have. Scroll down for regular postings.

Friday, August 4, 2006

What a Difference a Day Makes



Reports are that Chris has been sheared apart. Will it restrengthen in the Gulf?

Hezbollah's war crimes.

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Two Days From Vacation !!!


However, since my truck is in need of serious engine work, I will be going nowhere. Bummer.


Chris heads for the Gulf of Mexico.

There seems to be something odd about Chris according to The Storm Track.

Meanwhile, Fjordman informs us that The Welfare State is Dead. One can only hope.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Now we know why his name is Dingle...


I can't say I'm shocked. I do, however, note that men, and women just like him are the reason the Democrat party is headed for the dustbin of history.

Hurricane Tracking Sites


Here are some of the internet sites I use to follow tropical storm activity, I will add more on a sidebar on the right after I get home from work today.


NOAA Tropical Prediction Center
The Storm Track
Hurricane City
Hurricane Alley
Golden Triangle Weather Page



Strike Probabilities as of 5am Wednesday


Dennis Prager has a new column out, from which are the beginning paragraphs to entice you to read more:




If you are ever morally confused about a major world issue, here is a rule that is almost never violated: Whenever you hear that "world opinion" holds a view, assume it is morally wrong.

And here is a related rule if your religious or national or ethnic group ever suffers horrific persecution: "World opinion" will never do a thing for you. Never.



The history of "world opinion" regarding the greatest mass murders and cruelties on the planet is one of relentless apathy.



Read the whole thing.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Yet Another Hezbollah Deception

And I thought that serial killers were the only ones who posed their victims. Then again...

Round Up


This is a round up of interesting things I think you should see:

EVIL, as practiced by Palestinians.

Renewed clashes in the Iranian city of Tabriz.

There has been more vandalism of The Action Club Billboards.
Photos.
My previous post. Also, I can't find anything other than personal messages about the vandalism. Tjhere is nothing in the media, unless its in an editorial in the Asheville Bird Cage.

Yesterday, John Longenecker was on Heads Up America.
John's Website.

Israeli Ground Offensive Expands.



Well, Tropical Storm Chris has formed.