Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Networks. What a difference! You watch CNN and for the most part they are drooling all over Obama. You switch to FOX and their wondering when the Clinton supporters are going to blow up the Pepsi Center.
James Carvell was there and said he just had plastic surgery. I can't tell the before from the after.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 12:26 PM
Barak Obama was out jogging one morning along the parkway when he tripped, fell over the bridge railing and landed in the creek below. Before the Secret Service guys could get to him, 3 kids who were fishing pulled him out of the water. He was so grateful he offered the kids whatever they wanted. The first kid said, 'I want to go to Disneyland'. Barak said, 'No problem, I'll take you there on my special Senator's airplane.' The second kid said, 'I want a new pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes.' Barak said, 'I'll get them for you and even have Michael Jordan sign them!' The third kid said, ' I want a motorized wheelchair with a built-in TV and a stereo headset.' Barak was a little perplexed by this and said, 'But you don't look like your'e handicapped.' The kid said, 'I will be after my dad finds out I saved your ass from drowning!'
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 8:46 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
It has finally sunk in. Democrats realize they have lost the Christian vote. (psst.... maybe abortion has something to do with it). According to FOX Bush took 80% of the Christian vote against Kerry in 2004! To compound the problem, depending on who you believe, 15% to 30% of Clinton voters are voting for McCain! Considering she got about 18 million votes that's a chunk of change! So what do you?
Throw in a head fake! For the first time in DNC history an interfaith prayer service was performed in an attempt to trick the voting public. This is a hallmark blatant attempt to get votes under the pretense of .....the born again Democratic party...... period!!!
Just about every prominent faith was represented. Conspicuously absent was Rev Wright.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 10:30 AM
Monday, August 25, 2008
(Notice the flag)
Obama has run a campaign on the pretext of hope and change. How many times have you heard him criticize the Washington Insiders? I wonder how selecting Joe Biden a has been fixture in the Senate for 36 years is resonating through the Democratic party?
This is coming from CNN 29% of Clinton supporters are voting for McCain!
I think the shit's going to hit the fan at the DNC Convention.
After 911 I would not vote for anyone named Barack Hussein Obama, no matter what their skin color is!
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 7:50 AM
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Remember when Biden said this about Obama.... "he's intelligent, articulate, and he's clean."
I guess that's a good enough endorsement to get you the VP spot.
Check this out. Biden himself says Obama is not ready to be president!
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 7:21 AM
Friday, August 22, 2008
Who knew Nancy Pelosi was such a straight-shooter? When Wolf Blitzer tries to pin part of the blame for the current energy crisis on the Democratic Congress, Pelosi shoots back by saying her House did everything it could to institute a sensible energy policy, only to have "run into a brick wall" in the form of Senate Republicans — you know, the ones who broke the filibuster record for a full term last year.
It's always somebody else's fault. Pelosi's title as we all know is Speaker of the House. (God forbid third in line to the Presidency!) This is her latest comment: "America has only 1.6% of the world's oil supply, but we use 24%---so drilling isn't mush of a solution at all." So not only is she Speaker of the House, an author (her book landed with a thud selling only 2737 copies in the first week), she also is a self-proclaimed expert on the geophysics of oil exploration.
In the entire United States including ANWR she knows there is 1.6% of oil to be discovered. Not 3.9%, not 18.7%, not 9.4% but exactly 1.6%. WOW she's good! All this time I thought only God knew that. Even if you're a Democrat, you pay the same price as a Republican at the gas pump. How do they keep falling for this shit time and time again?
PS: Have you noticed Edward's has dropped off the radar screen going the way of Sandy Burglar.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 10:03 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Andrew Young--- Father or Fall Guy--or willing participant?
Andrew Young, the man claiming to be the father of John Edwards' mistress' 5-month-old baby, has remained mum since the former senator admitted to an affair with Rielle Hunter but denied paternity of the child.
In sticking to his claim that he's the father, those close to the scandal say that Young is being used as a fall guy by Edwards and is not the baby's father.
A former well-placed campaign worker, who had inside knowledge of the relationship with Edwards during the time the videographer worked for the campaign, told FOXNews.com in an email: "There was no relationship between her and Andrew Young."
Frances Quinn Hunter, called Quinn, was born on Feb. 27, 2008, and no father was listed on the child's birth certificate.
In December, when the National Enquirer reported that a then-pregnant Hunter was having an affair with Edwards, Young released a statement through his attorney Pamela Marple claiming he was the father. "Senator Edwards knew nothing about the relationship between these former co-workers, which began when they worked together in 2006."
When recently contacted by FOXNews.com Marple refused to comment further.
But questions continue to swirl about who is the real father.
Edwards said he was "happy to take a paternity test", but Hunter, speaking through her attorney, said she refuses to agree to a genetic test "now or in the future."
In other words...I'll agree to a paternity test to make me look good. Then you refuse to be tested.
Others close to the affair say they also have reason to suspect that Edwards somehow convinced Young to claim paternity of Quinn.
Pigeon O'Brien, a former friend of Hunter's who was in close contact with the videographer during the time of the affair, said that Edwards isn't coming clean with all the details and believes the ex-senator is the father.
"I can't think that there is another possible explanation, knowing the way I know Rielle," she told FOXNews.com.
Young's career with the once promising presidential candidate began back in 1998 when Edwards first ran for the U.S. Senate. He continued on when Edwards began his bid for president, and worked as his North Carolina finance director.
A former campaign aide, speaking on condition of anonymity said Young was a close aide to Edwards, but not a central figure to the campaign.
"He was an Edwards loyalist — an aide to the family more than he was a campaign professional, the aide said. "He was more of an Edwards buddy and personal aide than anything else."
Young was said to work long hours traveling around North Carolina raising money, organizing fundraisers and planning telethons from his office at the campaign's Chapel Hill headquarters.
Another former campaign worker, also speaking on condition of anonymity, described Young as "a personable and hard working motivator" — unflinching in his loyalty to Edwards.
But other facts reveal a different side to Young.
According to public records obtained by FOXNews.com, Young was arrested in 1997 when he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in Raleigh, N.C. But that is not his only criminal offense.
As well as getting arrested on drunk driving on more than one occasion other charges include check forgery, burglary and possession of alcohol on city property.
And a former aide said his reputation as a womanizer didn't earn him high marks among Edwards' campaign staff either.
"There were rumors that he was with other women who were not his wife even before the first Hunter story broke," said the aide.
Young's involvement with the free-spirited Webisode producer is confusing, at best.
The Youngs moved from Raleigh to a pricy gated community in Chapel Hill in late 2007, and rented their Governor's Club home from former NBA basketball player Eric Montross, who has told FOXNews.com that he doesn't know Hunter.
Around the exact same time, Hunter reportedly moved in to the exact same pricy gated community, just around the block from the Youngs.
Less than a year later the Youngs and Hunter reportedly moved again, this time to another gated community, across the country in Santa Barbara, Calif. This time they all lived together under one multi-million dollar roof.
Neighbors confirmed to FOXNews.com that Hunter and the Youngs were seen coming and going from the house, a situation one called "a little odd, certainly, given the situation." Another neighbor added that the Youngs' three children were home schooled during their time in Santa Barbara.
These living arrangements were reportedly bankrolled by Fred Baron, a Dallas attorney, who also chaired Edwards' presidential campaign finance committee. Baron admitted to The Dallas Morning News that he personally paid for Hunter and the Youngs' cross-country move because he was shielding them and their families from reporters. Edwards contends that he knew nothing of the payments.
(Are we to believe this lawyer spent his own money out of the goodness of his heart?)
Reports claim that payments of $15,000 a month were going to Hunter — payments the National Enquirer reported on Wednesday continue to this day.
One of the many questions yet to be answered is why Cheri Young, a self proclaimed philanthropist and nurse whose do-gooder ways were commended by Oprah Winfrey during her show's "Pay It Forward Challenge," would uproot her children, move across the country to live with her husband and the woman with whom her husband had an affair and allegedly fathered a child.
(Weird to say the least)
When reached by FOXNews.com, Cheri Young's brother Roger simply said that he declined to offer insight into "this situation."
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 11:54 AM
"You Still Can't Write About Muhammad," by Asra Q. Nomani
Starting in 2002, Spokane, Wash., journalist Sherry Jones toiled weekends on a racy historical novel about Aisha, the young wife of the prophet Muhammad. Ms. Jones learned Arabic, studied scholarly works about Aisha's life, and came to admire her protagonist as a woman of courage. When Random House bought her novel last year in a $100,000, two-book deal, she was ecstatic. This past spring, she began plans for an eight-city book tour after the Aug. 12 publication date of "The Jewel of Medina" -- a tale of lust, love and intrigue in the prophet's harem.
It's not going to happen: In May, Random House abruptly called off publication of the book. The series of events that torpedoed this novel are a window into how quickly fear stunts intelligent discourse about the Muslim world.
Random House feared the book would become a new "Satanic Verses," the Salman Rushdie novel of 1988 that led to death threats, riots and the murder of the book's Japanese translator, among other horrors. In an interview about Ms. Jones's novel, Thomas Perry, deputy publisher at Random House Publishing Group, said that it "disturbs us that we feel we cannot publish it right now." He said that after sending out advance copies of the novel, the company received "from credible and unrelated sources, cautionary advice not only that the publication of this book might be offensive to some in the Muslim community, but also that it could incite acts of violence by a small, radical segment."
After consulting security experts and Islam scholars, Mr. Perry said the company decided "to postpone publication for the safety of the author, employees of Random House, booksellers and anyone else who would be involved in distribution and sale of the novel."
Now let me ask this: If someone sent Random House a manuscript entitled Why Catholics Go To Hell and they felt they could make millions on it, would they publish it?
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9:22 AM