The prize for the furthest traveled to this reunion goes to an octogenarian couple in Beijing, China who retired there from Illinois in 1988 and haven’t looked back since. As the husband writes in his website:
China living is easy, a slower-paced living. It's a lot like turning the clock back a number of years.
No kidding! Turning the clock back is what Vernon wants to do with a number of issues here in NC on the other side of the globe from Beijing, literally and figuratively. They have given money to Vernon before, giving them reunion status. Why would they want to give money to a Congressional race in NC? Well, clue number 1. is this quote, below the fold:
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That ‘splains everything Lucy. Vernon spreads his vitriol thickest on the internet to rustle up money from outside NC to run his mediocre ads in NC. I’ve seen Vernon is running a fireside-chat style video on TV in District 13 which I haven’t seen on the internet. At first I thought I was watching a SNL skit with Tracy Morgan but he managed to make it identifiable as Vernon garbage with a shot of the second plane hitting the burning World Trade Center. If memory serves me correctly Republicans were in charge on that watch.
Meanwhile Vernon’s recent sex ad has been pulled from YouTube due to copyright infringement though it is still accessible at Google Video which is surprising given that Google has just dropped $1.65 billion on YouTube. Go rate it as pornographic and see it drop off the face of the net.
MediaMatters rips into Fox News for repeatedly showcasing offensive Republican ads and candidates with practically no Democratic or progressive responses and dissects Robinson’s ad in particular.
Fox News programs in recent weeks have aired false and misleading Republican campaign advertisements attacking Democrats or Democratic congressional candidates and have hosted guests to defend the attacks, smears, and falsehoods put forth in the ads. But in all but one of the segments about the ads, Fox News failed to air a counter-ad by a Democratic candidate or host any progressive or Democrat to respond to the smears in the advertisements; the other aired only part of a Democratic ad and did so without sound.
Meanwhile the absurdity and obscenity has been picked up by British newspapers such as the Independent
There is a tendency in all US election campaigns to talk about sexual morality rather than weighty matters of state. But this yearseems to mark a new low.
Nowhere has the tone gone lower than in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where a Republican candidate called Vernon Robinson has accused his opponent, incumbent congressman Brad Miller, of wanting to import homosexuals to the United States and spending tax-payer dollars on filthy scientific studies on sex.
All this opprobrium stemmed from a single vote by Mr Miller on appropriations for the National Institutes of Health. In a campaign mailer, the unabashedly homophobic Mr Robinson even sought to drop hints questioning his adversary's sexuality, referring to him pointedly as "childless". Mr Miller has since pointed out that the reason he is childless is that his wife had a hysterectomy 20 years ago.
Note to editor: Winston-Salem is not in District 13.
A Miller Robinson “feisty debate” will air on WRAL this Saturday evening at 7.30pm as reported by the News and Observer.
Runner-up in the furthest travelled Vernon sweepstakes is a contractor in Hawaii who said aloha to $1,000. She’ll never see that again. May be hoping for a piece of that border wall contract but they way things are going with the economy the wall will have to be built by Mexicans so it’ll be kind of hard to keep them on one side. Click on the hula girl to send a sweet message to Vernon.
Following up on our other Pacific Rim donors Vernon’s recent FEC report shows he managed to scare another donation out of Alaska retiree George Benesch and one from the Santee, California trailer park retiree, fighting us here so they don’t have to fight them there.