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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.

Photoblog

Photos from my photoblog.

Nothing is here yet

I haven't decided what to put here yet, so look at this pretty photo.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Annual 4th of July Fun Day & Fireworks in Franklin NC



Here is what is happening in Franklin on July 4th...


July 4 -Annual 4th of July Fun Day & Fireworks - Macon County Recreation Park US 441S.
Activities begin at 11:00am and conclude at dark with the largest fireworks display in Western North Carolina!

Contact 800-336-7829 for additional information.

Live Entertainment:

10am am - Drumming Circle
10:30am - Parade in Historic Downtown Franklin (until 1pm)
11:30 am - Veterans Memorial Dedication
1:00 pm - Frog Town 4
2:00 pm - Rye Holler Boys
3:00 pm - Dave Stewart
3:30 pm - Brian Sanders
4:00 pm - Touch of Class Band
4:45 pm - Eric Haggart
5:15 pm - C-Square
6:00 pm - Children's Choir
7:00 pm - Sundown
8:00 pm - Raffle/Awards/Announcements/Bulls Eye Bingo
8:15 pm - Presentation of Colors/Salute to Veterans/
National Anthem Nikki Corbin
8:30 pm - Loose Cannons - Army Ground Forces Rock Band
9:30 pm - Fireworks Display


Al Gore is Worried, Wants Lefties to Donate Money for a Democratic Senate

Here is a snapshot of the email enviro-hypocrite Al Gore sent to his loyal lefty drones...



This is gonna be a tough election cycle, and we can do our part here in North Carolina by helping US Senator Richard Burr in the US Senate. Please visit his website and contribute a little today, and when you can...and think about volunteering with the campaign locally.

NC General Assembly 06-30-2009 Legislative Calender




Here is today's legislative calender for the
North Carolina General Assembly:

9:30 AM
Sen. P. Berger
Press Room LB
10:00 AM
JUDICIARY I (House)
Disapprove NCMB Rule/Rept. Pub. Certain Japs. (H703)
Critical Infrastructure Assm't Changes. (
S97)
Internet Ticket Resale Amendments. (
S99)
North Carolina Racial Justice Act. (
S461)
Clarify Judicial Creation of Trust. (
S483)

1228LB
10:00 AM
JUDICIARY III (House)
Insurance Law Changes.-AB (H1166)
Motorcycle Learner's Permit. (
S64)
Implement Shellfish FMP Recommendations. (
S107)
Durham Anti-Sweatshop Requirements. (
S504)
Low-Risk Probationers May Be Unsupervised. (
S1089)

1425LB
10:00 AM
JUDICIARY II (House)
Increase Mecklenburg Force Account Limit. (S437)
Trustee's Power to Appoint to Other Trust. (
S481)
Assets of Ward's Estate. (
S605)
Notice to Creditors Without Estate Admin. (
S606)
Amend Dentistry Laws/Out of State Dentists. (
S694)

421LOB
11:00 AM
INSURANCE (House)
Beach Plan Changes. (H1305)

1228LB
1:00 PM
JUVENILE JUSTICE (House)
Study/Standards/Disputed Child Custody Cases. (H1174)
Legislative Study on Youth Violence/Funds. (
H1279)
(the following are for discussion only)
Probation Reform. (
S920)
Access to Juvenile Records/Violent Offenders. (
S984)
Juvenile Records/Probation Risk Assessment. (
S1082)

415LOB
2:00 PM
STATE GOVERNMENT/STATE PERSONNEL (House)
Upgrade Security Services-Government Complex. (H1633)
Expand Chem. Analysis Sites/Contr. Substance. (
S36)
Collection of Offender Fines and Fees. (
S388)
Clarify Local Special Separation Allowance. (
S986)

424LOB
3:00 PM
Session Convenes (House)

House Chamber
3:00 PM
Session Convenes (Senate)

Senate Chamber

Monday, June 29, 2009

I am the Right Hand of Vengeance

This was the best series that ever appeared on television, and one of my favorite moments...



Asheville, The Video



I can't stand the "music" in this video, but the visuals and the editing are excellent. The video also showcases an element of the feakshow that Asheville has become over the last few years...



The Carolina Stompers and the Case of the Dubbed Applause
Updated with Video Mockery
Update #2: A Ron Paul Supporter Goes Off...



The Carolina Stompers have discovered fake applause in a campaign commercial for Cecil Bothwell, a candidate for Asheville City Council.

I find it funny because Cecil Bothwell's slogan is "Keeping it Real". Uh-huh!

**8.11am** I was inspired by the Carolina Stomper post to make a video of my own, mocking the video for Cecil Bothwell...




**2.26pm**

A friend has forwarded an email to me concerning fallout over the Carolina Stompers spotting fake applause in a Cecil Bothwell video, and a friend was kind enough to forward me the email (not Chad Nesbitt, but a mole in the Liberty group). Here it is in all it's "Christian" glory:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gary Shoemaker
Date: Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: Democrat Bothwell Busted.
To: The Nesbitt's
Cc: "Timothy F. Johnson" , "dr. carl mumpower"


Where were you and Carl Mumpower when everyone thought that vice chair
candidate Tim Johnson was going down? We were there for Tim and we helped
get him elected. Why do you have that ThunderPig bullshit video about Ron
Paul supporters on your website? Do you think that we are liberals? We
know more about the Constitution, free markets, civil liberties and limited
government than you will ever know.
Gary

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 7:48 PM, The Nesbitt's wrote:

> www.carolinastompers.com

> Bothwell busted!
> Democrat Cecil Bothwell, (running for Asheville City Council) uses fake
> applause in newest video.
> The video's sound has been altered to make you think that there are more
> people to support him than what was really there.

> See it at www.carolinastompers.com

--
Gary M. Shoemaker

Of course I am a Republican, my mission is to restore the Republic.
The American Revolution continues...

Republican Liberty Caucus, the Liberty Club
http://BuncombeCountyncGOP.ning.com

Liberty Asheville
http://libertyasheville.ning.com/

9-12 Project - Asheville, NC
http://9-12projectashevillenc.ning.com

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Freedom Fest in the Mountains
Jonathan Krohn, Ben Franklin & Bill Fuchs

Here are three videos from last night's Tea Party in Franklin. I'll have the rest up Monday. Right now, I have to go give a seminar on precinct building...


Jonathan Krohn at Freedom Fest in the Mountains By Bobby Coggins
View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Bobby Coggins's ExposureRoom Videos Page










There were about 300 people at the Tea Party who enjoyed listening to Bluegrass music and speeches given by several people concerning high taxes and the loss of our Constitutional Rights.

Friday, June 26, 2009

WSC III: How Christians Will Change the Future



BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, American Vision is pleased to announce our third Worldview Super Conference to be held July 22–25, 2009, in Powder Springs, Georgia. This year’s theme is The Great Reversal: How Christians Will Change the Future. This unique event will equip you in gaining a biblical understanding of media, economics, politics, education, and science. More importantly, it will show you how Christians can use new media (Internet, Print-on-Demand, Forums, In-Home Broadcasting, Pod-casting, etc.) to make an “end-run” around the liberal stronghold to advance the Gospel and a Christian Worldview. A Great Reversal is coming. Are you ready to be a part of it? Click here to find out more.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Watch the 2nd Annual Move America Forward Support Our Troops Rally
Show Begins at 4 pm Eastern Time



Want to do something that will make
a real difference to the troops?

You can help make the daily routine of our troops serving
in Afghanistan and Iraq a little more bearable.


We've heard from countless members of the Armed Forces serving in the Middle East that one precious resource in short supply is quality coffee. That's why Move America Forward wanted to send only the BEST GOURMET Coffee to the troops. And what better to enjoy with a cup of exquisite coffee but with name brand Oreo Cookies? Also included in MAF care packages are special treats from Jelly Belly jelly beans, part of our Candy Diplomacy Program.


Care Packages include many varieties of items, always with Coffee, Cookies, Beef Jerky, Gatorade and Jelly Bellys, and could also include any or all of the following:

Boca Java Gourmet Coffee
Oreo Cookies
Chap Stick
Deodorant
Premium Beef Jerky
Planters Trail Mix
Ocean Spray Craisins Trail Mix
Gatorade
Candy Diplomacy Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

For The Troops CDs
Hot Chocolate
Hot Apple Cider
Bug Repellent
Battery Operated Fans
Wet Wipes
Foot Powder
Sunblock
EVERY CARE PACKAGE comes with a personalized letter, note or comment from YOU to the receiving Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman

Visit Move America Forward to find out how you can help.

Thursday Thunder Tech

Here is the latest edition in my occasional Thursday series on technology:

I'll start it off by noting that Windows 7 will be cheaper than Vista. I just hope it doesn't suck as much as Vista. (I returned my copy of Vista and am happily using XP). Here is a list of prices.

A sign of the times? It costs advertisers more to run an ad during The Simpson on Hulu than on TV.

I found a helpful list of 100 essential web tools for those with a side business.

Do you make phone calls over the Internet? If not, this article might convince you to start.

A video report concerning CNN's iReport and Iran:




It appears that Flash Games are
being monetized.

I am convinced that the Associated Press is run by the most profound idiots on the planet. Here is a snippet that has blown me away:

Now, however, the AP has released "staff guidelines" for how to use social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, and there are some highly questionable rules there. The one getting the most attention -- for good reason -- is the bizarre and troubling demand that those who use Facebook not only have to watch their own language, but the language of any friend that posts a comment on their Facebook "wall." Seriously. They want AP employees to comb through any comments that friends/family/etc. post on their wall -- and if they "violate AP standards: any such material should be deleted." It's difficult to fathom how this could possibly make sense and isn't a huge burden for AP employees as well as obnoxious to their friends and family. Does the AP also tell its employees that when out to dinner with friends, they must "shush" them if their friends say anything not up to "AP standards"?

Source: TechDirt

Seriously, newspapers and websites...just stop carrying AP material. I actively avoid reading the stuff.

China (a nation that routinely murders it's own people) has accused Google of "spreading vulgar content". Really.


Here's good news, Full HD (1080i) is coming to a cell phone near you.


And, in another sign that the apocalypse is near, you can now cook a pizza in your car with a cigarette lighter powered oven. For $36, you can't lose!!!


NC General Assembly 06-25-2009 Legislative Calender



The current session of the
North Carolina General Assembly continues to plow through our rights and steal money from us this year, and you can keep up with their schedule below:

15 MIN. AFTER SESSION
JUDICIARY II (House)
Annexation - Omnibus Changes. (H524)

544 LOB
IMMED. AFTER SESSION
RULES, CALENDAR, AND OPERATIONS OF THE HOUSE (House)
Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary. (H1655)

Rep. Owens Desk
8:30 AM
COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYEE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL BENEFITS (Joint)
Financial Update

421LOB
10:00 AM
JUDICIARY I (Senate)
Child Witness Testimony/Procedures (H192)
Innocence Commission/Limited Witness Immunity (
H937)
Habitual DWI-Reinstatement Petition/10 Yrs. (
H1185)
AOC Omnibus Courts Act (
H1269)
Consolidate Expunction Statutes (
H1329)
Clarify DV Laws/Arrest/Valid Protective Order (
H1464)

1027LB
10:00 AM
JUDICIARY II (Senate)
Venue/Municipalities in Multiple Districts (H1077)
Chief Court Counselor Delegation (
H1347)
Videoconference Tech. in Court Proceedings (
H1438)

1124LB
10:00 AM
JUDICIARY I (House)
Qui Tam/Liability for False Claims. (H1135)
Recover Pets/Relieve Overcrowding at Shelters. (
S467)
File Lis Pendens for Certain Erosion Actions. (
S586)
Property Finders. (
S1021)

1228LB
10:00 AM
JUDICIARY III (House)
Greenville Housing Authority. (S560)
Statewide Nuisance Notice Authority. (
S564)
Auto Insurance/Diminution in Value. (
S660)
Increase Penalty/Timber Theft. (
S990)

1425LB
11:00 AM
INSURANCE (House)
NC Risk Pool Premiums/Notice Requirements. (H1294)
Beach Plan Changes. (
H1305)

1228LB
12:00 PM
HEALTH (House)
People First. (S208)
Amend Rabies Laws. (
S674)
Diabetes Control Plans in Charter Schools. (
S738)
CON Changes. (
S804)
Comparative Effectiveness Task Force. (
S1022)

544LOB
12:00 PM
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (House)
Appeals of Quasi-Judicial Land-Use Decisions. (S44)
Dry-Cleaning Solvent Act Amends. (
S700)

643LOB
1:00 PM
Session Convenes (House)

House Chamber
1:00 PM
Session Convenes (Senate)

Senate Chamber

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another Republican Who Doesn't Believe in Marriage

What is the problem with Republicans who run for public or party office?

Can't these idiots get it through their thick skulls that the Republican Party has declared itself to be the party of higher morals than the Democratic Party?

The Republican Governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford admitted to having an affair today.

Let's go to the video:



I say it is a good thing this came out now, rather than nearer to the primaries in 2012. That narrows the field a bit. Let's hope that the other hopefuls can learn a lesson from this incident.

This affair cost him a chance to run for President, as a similar infidelity cost a candidate for NCGOP Chair the win on June 14.

These politicians...especially if they choose to be Republicans, should be well aware that they will be held to a higher standard than Democrats.


NC General Assembly 06-24-2009 Legislative Calender






More from the legislative calender for the North Carolina General Assembly...




15 MIN. AFTER SESSION
JUDICIARY II (House)
Annexation - Omnibus Changes. (H524)

544LOB
9:00 AM
FINANCE (House)
Defer Tax on Builders' Inventory. (H852)
Community Land Trust Property Taxation. (
H1586)
Update Funeral Expense Allowance/Estates. (
S159)
Oak Ridge ETJ. (
S495)
Tax Info Disclosure to State Treasurer. (
S691)
Antlerless Deer Tag Fee. (
S1008)
Hunting License Exemption for Special Events. (
S1009)

544LOB
10:00 AM
PUBLIC UTILITIES (House)
Utilities/Regulation of Pole Attachments. (S357)

1228LB
10:00 AM
PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT (House)
Housing Authority Retirement. (S389)

415LOB
11:00 AM
TRANSPORTATION (House)
DMV to Issue Special ID Cards/Special Cir. (S203)
Clarify Closest Market. (
S295)
Create New Titling Categories. (
S820)
Clarify Motor Vehicle Franchise Laws. (
S913)

1228LB
11:00 AM
LOCAL GOVERNMENT II (House)
Amend Carrboro Charter/Conserve Energy/Water. (S475)
Indian Trail Charter revised. (
S570)
City/County/Sanitary District Fees/Internet. (
S698)

1425LB
11:00 AM
AGING (House)
Home Care License Fee/New License Moratorium. (H1622)

415LOB
12:00 PM
AGRICULTURE (House)

1228LB
1:00 PM
COMMERCE, SMALL BUSINESS, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (House)
Res. Lead-Based Paint Hazards/Renovations. (H1151)
ABC Rules/Private Clubs. (
S6)
Workers' Comp Self-Insurance Security Association. (
S893)

1228LB
1:00 PM
ELECTION LAW AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM (House)
Superior Court Judge Elections. (H526)
Municipal District Elections 2011/Census. (
S38)
District Court District 13 Residency. (
S56)
Conform County School Board Vacancy Statute. (
S248)
Pleasant Garden/Voters Elect Mayor. (
S540)

1425LB
1:00 PM
WAYS AND MEANS/BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY (House)
Notice of Hearing/Unsupervised Probation. (S513)
Modify DWI Checking Station Requirements. (
S759)
Tort Claims Act/Local Gov. Opt-in. (
S859)
No Set Aside of Bond Forfeit/Actual Notice. (
S929)
Enhance Protections against Identity Theft. (
S1017)
Modify Crim. Justice Partnership Program. (
S1076)
Delay Bond/Probationer Arrested For Felony. (
S1078)

415LOB
2:00 PM
ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY (House)
Incentives for Energy Conservation. (H512)
Alternative Fuels Tax Credit. (
H905)
Independent Energy Efficiency Administrator. (
H1050)

421LOB
3:00 PM
Session Convenes (House)

House Chamber

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Video Comparison of the Differences Between Reagan and Obama






A vast gulf separates Reagan and Obama. Courage and Cowardice. Right and Wrong.

At least Carter (in his bumbling way) tried to punish Russia for invading Afghanistan by not going to the Olympics. This guy, Obama, is inviting the Iranians over for hot dogs to join us in celebrating our freedom while Iranian students lie bleeding or dead while fighting for their freedom.


This guy, Obama, makes Carter look like Churchill in comparison.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit, who has more.