Submitted by Betsy Muse on Wed, 10/04/2006 - 10:46am
I figured it would happen at some point. Robin Hayes has finally found dirty money he can do without. He is donating the $4500 that he has received from various Mark Foley accounts to different charities that benefit children. Isn't that nice?
So, we can conclude from this lesson that Robin Hayes does not approve of pedophilia. On the other hand, the fact that he is keeping all of the dirty money outlined in yesterday's post tells us that he approves of adultery, money laundering, accepting bribes and fraud. How outrageous and bizarre! For a refresher:
American Prosperity PAC - Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-California)
2002 - $5,000 Currently serving prison term
Americans for a Republican Majority - Tom DeLay (R-Texas) 2002 - $10,000
2004 - $10,000
2006 - $10,000 Indicted for money laundering
Congressional Majority Cmte - Bill Thomas, (R-Cal)
2002 - $6,000
2004 - $10,000
Bill Thomas Congressional Cmte
2004 - $1,000 Admitted adulterer - had affair with Phrma lobbyist
Conservative Victory Fund - Steve Symms, (R-Idaho) 2002 - $2,901
2004 - $824
2006 - $883 Confirmed adulterer (by his wife in court documents)
Doing Our Nation's Service PAC - Donald L. Sherwood, (R-Pa) 2004 - $1,000
2006 - $1,000 Admitted adulterer
Friends of Bob Livingston PAC - Bob Livingston (R-LA) - Retired
2002 - $500 Admitted adulterer
Future Leaders PAC - Jerry Lewis (R-Calif) 2002 - $5,000
2004 - $5,000
2006 - $5,000 Lewis for Congress
2002 - $2,000
2004 - $1,000 Under investigation for defense lobbyist problems
Hoosier PAC - Dan Burton (R - Ind) 2006 - $1,000 Admitted adulterer
Peace Through Strength PAC - Duncan Hunter (R - Calif) 2006 - $5,000
Duncan Hunter for Congress
2002 - $1,300
2004 - $2,000
2006 - $1,000 Under investigation in connection with Duke Cunningham bribery case
Superior California Fed Leadership Fund - John T. Doolittle (R-Ca) 2006 - $5,000 Doolittle for Congress (or Friends for John T. Doolittle)
2004 - $1,000 Under investigation in the Jack Abramoff corruption case(s)
My favorite AP hack, Tim Whitmire, claims that only one candidate is politicizing this immoral behavior. Not Heath Shuler! Not Brad Miller! Must be Larry Kissell. Wow, Tim. Larry is politicizing immoral behavior of politician "A" and politician "B's" ties to politician "A". Say it ain't so, Timmeh, say it ain't so!
How dare the Kissell camp politicize the ties that bind one immoral politician to another. Because we all know.....
Guess what? I am packing a "few" extra pounds. I watch what I eat (well, my wife and I both do... it is a two person job!) and I exercise as I can. My day job of an advertising exec does not allow for a lot of "me" time so I got out of the house.
What I started last year was taking a long, up-hill both ways, weekly hike. I used to hike and explore the North Carolina woods constantly. Every weekend, I was off to some other mountain, waterfall or cave to see what was there. My favorite place to hike is North Carolina's Stone Mountain State Park near Traphill (not the one near Atlanta). (photos) Now I have gone back to that and have learned that I have missed it terribly.
Leaf made of ice on rhododendron at Stone Mountain State Park
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Wed, 10/04/2006 - 8:37am
No, I'm not planning a book and it would certainly take several hundred pages to outline all of Vernon Robinson's lies told over this election cycle. I will speak to two specific pieces - the conflagration and his most recent ad attacking Brad Miller.
Just a quick follow-up to Vernon's fundraising letter that turned out to be one big fat whiny plea for more money. It was based on an exaggeration and several lies. First, the conflagration was a massive exaggeration. Yes, there was a fire. The wonderful Jay Ovittore not only has pictures from Vernon's email, but he was fabulous enough to snag the super duper handy dandy official report from the fire department.
Well, they're not really surprises, as a good deal of you already know about these, but here at Asheville Drinking Liberally HQ we have a few very special events brewing for the run-up to Election Day! More details below the jump...
The subject of Hood's gushy missive at the is the paid appearance in Raleigh of convicted felon John Rowland, former Republican governor of Connecticut. In a display of irony only a Republican could miss, Hood cites the white-collar criminal as someone whose insights about ethics actually matter.
In 2004, the three-term Republican governor pled guilty to federal crimes in conjunction with a state corruption probe of influence-peddling allegations. After first denying any wrongdoing, Rowland later went on television to admit that he had received construction work on his vacation home from companies with state contracts, work for which he had not paid. Once a state legislative panel began considering articles of impeachment, Rowland’s attorneys negotiated a guilty plea to a federal count very similar to the one federal prosecutors are currently trying to prove in the Kevin Geddings trial here in North Carolina: the crime of denying the people of the state one’s “honest service,” in Rowland’s case by accepting gifts from firms doing business with the state without disclosing them for purposes of taxation and policing conflicts of interest.
Submitted by Gordon Smith on Tue, 10/03/2006 - 9:35pm
The RNCC, embroiled in the Foley scandal after accepting $100,000 from the disgraced former Congressman in order to keep his pedophilia a secret, today delivered a glossy mailer to the Hoolie home and the homes of thousands of residents of North Carolina's 11th district. The title? "Heath Shuler Dropped the Ball...". The subject? Shuler's business, with which he no longer has any direct involvement, was late to pay taxes. The problem? Charles Taylor's unpaid taxes have been news in this district for eight years.
I am happy to report that my wife and I have just wrapped up our final fundraising event of a jam-packed season. Tonight's bash drew 100 or so people to meet a supremely well-qualified candidate for Superior Court in Orange and Chatham Counties, Adam Stein. I've known Adam for almost 20 years and his commitment to justice is quite nearly legendary. If all our courts and cases were managed by people of his caliber, North Carolina would be judicial beacon on the hill.
Adam is running a smart and effective campaign against three nice guys, all of whome I know, and none of whose qualifications even come close to matching. I hope he wins, of course, because of the example of excellence he will set.
I can already feel the withdrawal symptoms coming on.
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Tue, 10/03/2006 - 12:21pm
Several months ago I was knee-deep in the muck investigating Robin Hayes' felons and friends - or felonious friends - and his close financial links to several admitted liars, adulterers and (now) convicted felons. Little did I know that the information compiled would link Robin Hayes to an alleged pedophile. I am flat-out, completely, horizontally disgusted.
While the story continues to unfold on a national level, we have our own little story here in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District. Robin Hayes has strong ties to Mark Foley, Dennis Hastert, John Boehner and Tom Reynolds. All of these men apparently either approved of Foley's baiting of young teenage boys for homosexual acts, or they actively chose to ignore it. Now, they are shifting the blame to either the teenage boy(s) or the press or anyone but themselves and Mark Foley.
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