Monday, September 28, 2009

What A Sleeze Bag!!!

Ex-aide: John Edwards Promised To Marry Mistress After Wife Died

Posted: 8:03 am EDT September 20, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A man who once claimed to have fathered the child of John Edwards' mistress says in a book proposal the former presidential candidate is the real father and that Edwards and worked with his campaign finance chairman to hide that secret, according to a newspaper report published online Saturday.

The New York Times said the book proposal by former Edwards aide Andrew Young states he helped facilitate the affair between Edwards and Rielle Hunter. According to the newspaper, Young wrote that Edwards once told Hunter they would wed after Edwards' wife, who has cancer, died.

Edwards told Hunter that the ceremony would be held on a rooftop in New York and the Dave Matthews Bands would make an appearance, the newspaper said, citing its examination of the book proposal.

St. Martin's Press has said Young signed a book deal with the publisher in June and it involved a strict confidentiality agreement. A spokesman for the publisher did not immediately return a phone message and e-mail seeking comment Saturday.

Edwards has said the affair with Hunter ended in 2006. That year, Edwards' political action committee paid Hunter's video production firm $100,000 for work. Then the committee paid another $14,086 on April 1, 2007. The Edwards camp has said the latter payment from the PAC was exchanged for 100 hours of unused videotape Hunter shot.

The same day, the Edwards presidential campaign had injected $14,034.61 into the PAC for a "furniture purchase," according to federal election records.

Edwards, a U.S. senator representing North Carolina from 1998 until his vice presidential bid in 2004, acknowledged in May that federal investigators are looking into how he used campaign funds. Grand jury proceedings are secret, and the U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh has declined to confirm or deny an investigation.

Edwards adamantly denied during an interview with ABC News last summer that he had fathered a child with Hunter, and he welcomed a paternity test. His wife, Elizabeth, has said she doesn't know if her husband is the father.

Young said in 2007 he was the child's father. Hunter said around the same time that Young was the father and the birth certificate does not list a father's name.

Michael Critchley, Hunter's attorney, declined to comment Saturday. A lawyer for Young did not immediately return messages left at his office Saturday.

Joyce Fitzpatrick, a spokeswoman for Edwards and his attorney, Wade Smith, said that Edwards would not comment Saturday. Smith has said Edwards may make a statement at some point in the future about the paternity of Frances Quinn Hunter, who is 19-months old, but there was no timetable for that.

Young hasn't spoken publicly since saying he was the father in 2007 and has repeatedly ignored reporter requests for interviews.

Young got his last campaign paycheck in the middle of November, a month before he and Hunter publicly declared through attorneys that he was the father. Fred Baron, who was Edwards' national finance chairman and a wealthy Dallas-based trial attorney, said last year he quietly sent money to Hunter and to Young's family to resettle in California.

Baron, who died following complications from cancer just a few months after Edwards acknowledged the affair, said he provided the money on his own, to "help two friends and former colleagues rebuild their lives when harassment by supermarket tabloids made it impossible for them to move forward on their own."

The New York Times said the book proposal states Edwards knew from the start that he was the father of the child and expended considerable effort trying to conceal that. The proposal says Edwards pleaded with Young to claim paternity and asked Baron to check whether a doctor would fake the results of a paternity test.

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Air Duct Cleaning

"Air duct cleaning" is such a hoax, and is therefore a completely unnecessary expense. It would probably take 20,000 years, before your air ducts are clogged enough to actually restrict air flow!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hands & Feet

It has always amazed me the people of negroid descent have virtually "white" palms of hands and bottoms of feet, as if the rest of their color is just a stain.

I feel like if I had been born that way, it (the color mismatch) would bother me to the point of trying to stain/darken those areas in order to match the rest.

Hey, maybe that's why Michael Jackson lightened his skin, because he couldn't stand the mismatch?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Truckstop Bathroom Wall Report

Truckstop bathroom walls are not kind to Obama. They often show a hammer & sickle for the 1st letter of his name.

I like the often scrawled saying:


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

"Horns Of The Devil"

As I watch the crowd at a Megadeth concert on HDNet, I wonder what the "horns of the devil" symbol (thumb and pinky extended) really means? (George W. Bush got it WRONG!). Any ideas?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Kristy, Are You Doing OK?

I like this tune & video. HBY?

Friday, September 4, 2009

"Gridiron" Is Such A Dumb Word

Exactly how the word "gridiron" got to be used for the game of football is beyond me. For one thing, the field has no grid; for it to be a grid, is has to have "X" and "Y" coordinates. It does not. Secondly, there is no iron on the field, either.

Somebody undoubtedly failed miserably at trying to make a wimpy sport sound "tough". I say it is wimpy, because each team plays a measly 16 game a year, a mere one game a week, and their so-called playoffs are a mere one game per round. Shoot, in hockey, sometimes they play 4 games in 5 nights! Now THAT is tough.

Der Struwwelpeter

Der Struwwelpeter (1845) is a popular German children's book by Heinrich Hoffmann. It comprises ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of misbehavior in an exaggerated way. The title of the first story provides the title of the whole book. Literally translated, Struwwel-Peter means Shaggy-Peter.

Hoffmann, a Frankfurt psychiatrist, wanted to buy a picture book for his son for Christmas in 1844. Not impressed by what the stores had to offer, he instead bought a notebook and wrote his own stories and pictures.[1] Hoffmann was persuaded by friends to publish the book anonymously as Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder mit 15 schön kolorierten Tafeln für Kinder von 3-6 Jahren (Funny Stories and Whimsical Pictures with 15 Beautifully Coloured Panels for Children Aged 3 to 6) in 1845. It was not until the third edition in 1858 that the book was published under the title Struwwelpeter. The book became very popular among children throughout Europe, and, writes author and researcher Penni Cotton, the pictures and characters showed a great deal of originality and directness.[1]

Struwwelpeter has been translated into several languages. The first English translation appeared in 1848. Mark Twain's English translation of the book is called "Slovenly Peter."

In 2006, Fantagraphics Books published the first completely digital version of Struwwelpeter, reinterpreted and illustrated by Bob Staake.