Indigo Insights

Monday, January 05, 2004

North Carolina Not the Only State John Edwards Takes for Granted

(RALEIGH) – As reported in an article by the Raleigh News & Observer on January 1, 2004, John Edwards failed to collect enough valid signatures to be put on the Rhode Island ballot (“Edwards doesn’t make Rhode Island ballot,” Raleigh News & Observer, 1/1/04). To be eligible for the Rhode Island ballot, a candidate must have submitted 1,000 valid signatures from registered voters by December 19. John Edwards fell 27 short of the required 1,000.

It is apparent that John Edwards' campaign simply did not pay much attention to the procedures of Rhode Island.

“My heart goes out to the Rhode Islanders that that feel ignored and neglected by John Edwards,” said Ferrell Blount, Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. “North Carolinians know exactly how they feel. Our Senator has been AWOL from the beginning of his campaign to move up the ladder.“

Since Edwards spurned North Carolina for his presidential campaign, he has missed several votes critical to North Carolina, including a vote to protect North Carolina’s coast and prescription drug benefits. Last August, Edwards scheduled town hall meetings across North Carolina for constituents. However, Edwards failed to appear at the meetings.

“John Edwards must be so busy campaigning that he just forgot to campaign,” added Blount. “Rhode Island shouldn’t feel bad, he treated North Carolina like a stepping stone.”


Verbatim from Kevin


I've just decided that if it were entirely up to me (which it is only when I'm alone) I would prefer to sit in the smoking section of a restaurant.

You see, secondhand smoke doesn't get to me all that much. But screaming kids running around loose because their parents can't or won't keep them under control -- that bothers me. And logic suggests that children are less likely to be found in the smoking section.

Parents who couldn't care less how much their brats are annoying other diners with their antics, would nearly drop dead of a heart attack if said brats caught even so much as a whiff of tobacco smoke. And then, of course, they'd call a lawyer.

I'm not sure to what extent sitting in the smoking section would alleviate the annoyance of having the party at the next table hash out intimate details of their personal lives at the top of their lungs, but I'd be willing to find out. Maybe the smoke would prevent them from achieving the vocal volume necessary to be an overwhelming nuisance.

Posted by McGehee at 08:56 PM | 2 bursts of static

Dedicated to Brenda


The Hormone Hostage knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his very life into his own hands! This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver's license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant other!!

DANGEROUS: What's for dinner?

SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?

SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.


DANGEROUS: Are you wearing that?

SAFER: Gee, you look good in brown.

SAFEST: WOW! Look at you!

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.


DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?

SAFER: Could we be overreacting?

SAFEST: Here's fifty dollars.

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.


DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?

SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.

SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?

ULTRASAFE:! Here, have some chocolate.


DANGEROUS: What did you do all day?

SAFER: I hope you didn't overdo it today.

SAFEST: I've always loved you in that robe!

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some more chocolate.


Pass this along to your hormonal friends and those who might need a good laugh! Or men who need a warning!

And remember: Money talks...but chocolate sings!