June 03, 2003
Just Who Is John Edwards Trying To Fool?

'Edward Boyd' of Zonitics has an amusing entry about John Edwards: if the permalink doesn't work, scroll down to 'What a Weasel' (5/29, 9:41 PM). Apparently Edwards claims to be interested in NASCAR races and country music, and to have hunted and owned a gun as a boy, but can't or won't answer any specific questions about (e.g.) what kind of gun he owned.

Boyd thinks he doesn't want to offend gun-loathing Democrats. I may be wrong, but I had the opposite impression, that he's afraid to offend gun-owners, NASCAR fans, and country music fans by revealing how alien to them his own tastes are. Perhaps I'm influenced by the dweeby picture of Edwards I found on Mean Mr. Mustard, but to me Edwards comes across like Frasier or Niles Crane trying to fit in at a hoedown or a biker bar. I don't believe he's ever owned a gun, and I think he refused to answer questions about NASCAR and country music because he doesn't actually know anything about them. There's no shame in that: I'm more Niles than Martin myself, totally ignorant of NASCAR and everything about guns except their constitutionality, though quite knowledgeable about country music. But lying is certainly shameful -- and weasely.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at June 03, 2003 12:41 AM

You know, for the rest of the campaign season, I'm going to be mixing up this John Edwards with the phony talks-to-dead John Edward.

One of them needs to change his name.

Posted by: Meryl Yourish on June 4, 2003 06:27 PM

Maybe that's the cause of the ambiguous answers - they were interviewing the wrong JE and he was talking about guns he owned in past-lives. It all makes sense now.

Posted by: "Edward" on June 5, 2003 07:39 PM

The Constitution was backed up by the Bill of Rights, and the Second Amendment put some teeth into that reinforcement. It's been an a target of politicians ever since, and the more so as the coming New World Order, with its promise of 'global governance', looms on the horizon.

There's an excellent article on the sources and goals of the drive for gun control, "GUN CONTROL AND THE NEW WORLD ARMY", at http://www.survivalistskills.com/nwa.htm

It was originally on the 'New World Order Intelligence Update' site at http://www.nwointelligence.com, but has now been re-archived, while that site is being re-constructed, together with:

'OPERATION GARDEN PLOT' at http://www.survivalistskills.com/GDNPLOT.HTM

'STATE DEPT DOC. 7277 - THE OFFICIAL PLAN TO DISARM AMERICANS' at http://www.survivalistskills.com/STAT7277.HTM


'FEMA - AMERICA'S SHADOW GOVERNMENT' at http://www.survivalistskills.com/fema.htm

A substantial selection of other related 'New World Order Intelligence Update' articles has also been archived at http://www.rarehistorybooks.com/NWOLINKS.HTM

And for some really chilling foretastes of the total surveillance planned for Americans, see the recent news items added to the "DECEIVING AMERICA" page at http://www.survivalistskills.com/kgb.htm. We're now paying top KGB officers to improve surveillance of the average American citizen!

Posted by: John Whitley on July 13, 2003 10:33 AM

You poor, poor brainwashed republicans, don't believe what this liar has to say. Edwards talked about listening to country music and hunting/fishing while he was growing up, as I'm sure a lot of people in that region grew up doing. I don't think I would be able to recall what kind of gun I had hunting growing up, as if it were even relevant. He said he hadn't fished in years, he has been too busy, and that would make sense, since he has been kind of busy doing senator stuff, instead of looking around for armadillos at his ranch in texas. Maybe he doesn't watch nascar that much, but don't we want a leader who is going to lead instead of watching cars drive around in circles? The fact of the matter is he has more experience at this point than bush did when he was running for president, and he is far more competent in general. But let's be careful before we call someone a liar. Look at your president, and look at Dr. Weevil here, liars!!

Posted by: Robert Lee on July 11, 2004 06:10 PM