Vernon Robinson: Waste of Oxygen, (NC-13)

*****WARNING - FOUL LANGUAGE***** Please do not read if you are easily offended.

There are some people who don't deserve the oxygen they breathe. In my opinion, Vernon Robinson is one of them.

I despise vile, loathesome people who will lie about anything and pretend to be Christians while bearing false witness over and over again. There are people on this earth who will make any accusation against an innocent man in order to get elected. I detest people like that. I also loathe the knuckle-dragging, dim-wits who believe the lies.

So, now that I have that out of my system, why do I resent Vernon Robinson the air he breathes? We'll take his latest email step by step and you'll understand.

As many of you have heard by now, this past weekend our campaign was yet again the victim of apparent sabotage when the large moving van we were using to move seven thousand yard signs burst into flames and was consumed by fire as the result of the fuel line's mysterious rupture.

The episode has been like something out of a horror movie for all of us.

Campaign Director Jeff Mixon and Intern Ted Busiek were able to leap from the cab to escape a fiery death, but only because a freak wrong turn had caused them to pull off the road to check directions.

When they pulled off, fellow motorists began screaming at them to leap from the vehicle, as unbeknownst to them it was on fire underneath, where the witnesses saw fuel streaming from the partially-severed fuel line.

Less than a minute after they leapt from the cab, it was consumed in a full-fledged conflagration. Can you imagine?!

The fire department responded quickly, but the vehicle is a total loss.

Wow! This sounds awful, Vernon. I am sincerely glad Jeff and Ted are OK and that they took that FREAK wrong turn so they could stop and consult a map while unbeknownst to them a fire is raging under the truck. I guess it's a lucky break that it takes both of them working together to read a map, or they might be toast. Literally.

I'm doing my best to imagine a full-fledged conflagration, Vern. That's an awfully big word. You sure you want to use that in an email you're sending to Republicans? That's up to you, Vern, but I'm thinking you should knock it down a syllable or two.

OK, back to your story, Vern, because it's a good one.

It is too early to know how much if any of the cargo may be salvageable. We think we will be able to use the wire supports from the signs, but we know from the firemen that the load itself was on fire, and at least some of the signs were consumed.

Frankly, that is a minimal consideration. Signs can be replaced. I have thanked God many times in these last hours that His hand was on Jeff and Ted to make them take that wrong turn that took them off the road in time to escape before the whole thing went up.

Salvageable? I thought you said it was a "full-fledged conflagration", Vern? I mean, a fire that big surely would have burned up cardboard signs. And the firemen, Vern, what did they use to put the fire out? Pixie dust? Do you know what water and/or foam will do to cardboard? If the fire didn't destroy them, the water surely did. If the signs were printed on vinyl sheeting those are melted, Vern. Those little wire frames survived? Remember the conflagration, Vern. Those little metal wires would surely not have survived a full-fledged conflagration.

Let's find out more........

Unfortunately, this kind of thing is nothing new to us. We get a steady diet of threatening calls and nasty emails here, and it gets predictably worse when we put out a new television ad or radio spot. That's when the fun really starts.

I'd like to think that people would not stoop to this level. However, most of you know I have had my tires slashed, my wife's van was thoroughly vandalized, and they have even threatened my children to the point where my wife has asked that their pictures not be included in any more political advertising that we send out.

I have honored my wife's wishes in this regard, but if these miscreants and thugs think they are going to wear us down with this kind of behavior, then they have another thing coming.

We know these people monitor our emails to our supporters (because they signed up pretending to be supporters), so we know they will get this email as well, and I have a message for them: We will not be deterred from standing up for what we know is right no matter how much vandalism you try to inflict on us. And one day you are going to slip up, and we are going to catch you and bring you to justice, so you better watch your step. It's not funny any longer.

Damn, Vernon. What could you possibly have done to deserve all of this? You are quite the victim there, Vern. How could you possibly have made so many enemies? These nameless criminals, Vern. Do you have any idea who "they" are? You certainly are leaving it vague enough hoping people will take that leap for you and blame this on Democrat you're running against. You must have some clue who you are blaming this on.

I think it's the Republicans, Vern. Now, back to your story.

I am especially reminded today of those heroic men and women aboard the September 11 airline flight that crashed in the Pennsylvania field - the flight where the Americans fought back and wouldn't let the plane be flown into the Capitol building. I hope I can keep that same fighting spirit about me, and not surrender to these thugs, and not let them distract our campaign from its business.

And what is that business? Replacing the most liberal white congressman in the south with a conservative Reagan Republican (who happens to be black) who will force the Congress to confront our issues.

Vern, do you really want to compare yourself with the American heroes on United Flight 93? You should be ashamed, trying to promote yourself to hero status on the backs of 40 people who fought off terrorists. They gave their lives and fought off an attack on the heart of our government. Their memories deserve better than to be used by an opportunist and a liar.I'm not saying you're an opportunist and a liar, Vern, I'm just saying......

Snip::::What do we say to the supporter who loaned us his van, and now has no vehicle with which to conduct his son's appliance repair business? It was an older vehicle, but still very serviceable, and it was all they had. I consider that we have a moral obligation to replace his loss.

Ahhhh, so it was an older vehicle. But, you're sure the fuel line was suspiciously cut? Wow! An older truck used in a commercial business picking up and delivering appliances.....hmmmm, surely they had insurance on the truck. They wouldn't want to haul a customer's valuable household appliance without insurance to cover replacing it in the event of an accident, right Vern?

It's hard to imagine that the crackerjack reporting staff of some of the top papers in the state haven't reported a fire that destroyed the campaign signs of a congressional candidate. I've checked them all and couldn't find anything.

Then there's always the police report, Vern. Messing with the fuel line on a vehicle, Gosh, that's just got to be a felony. I imagine the firefighters would see to it that any suspicious activity was reported to the police. I assume the police report will be obtained by some enterprising reporter soon. Then we can get the details of your conflagration.

But I pray I will always be willing to stand up for traditional American values and conservative principles until I can no longer stand at all.

Hmmmm, Vern, lying through your fucking teeth might be a conservative principle, but it isn't a traditional American value.

Our normal campaign activities will go on (including fundraising), but it would certainly be nice if we were able to raise enough money in response to this email to pay the volunteer for his burned truck, and to get the lost signs replaced. It would be one less headache for me to have to worry about.

Normal campaign activities? Only you would consider crapping out lies a normal campaign acitivity. Wait! I take that back. Karl Rove would probably consider that normal too.

There will be no hard sell here. You bought those signs for me the first time, so I'm almost ashamed to ask you to buy them twice. But if I don't, you know what that means - there may not be any more! I suppose we could conduct a campaign without thousands of yard signs, but they're just one of those things the experts say you can't do without.::::Snip

Yeah, no hard sell, but please please please please gimme more money. I neeeeeed to buy some more yard signs because for some unknown reason I was too much of a fucking moron to make sure 7000 campaign signs were covered by some type of insurance.

The worst part of this is that the email lists Vernon Robinson uses have many fixed-income recipients. People who don't have a pot to piss in are going to send Vernon Robinson money because they think he's being picked on by the big bad libruls here in North Carolina. This is not only pathetic, it should be illegal.


Here is your Mission, Should you accept it

Fact-check this piece. Come up with the police report, fire report or something to prove Vernon Robinson's story true or false.

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Forgot the link

This was found on an NC State chat board and was posted by a Robinson supporter, so no reason to believe the email is a phony....Vernon Robinson's newest fantasy...

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In the spirit of thewolfweb...

The thread itself is from a few weeks ago. I didnt think anything of it when I first read it, but thanks for actually reading it. This is now only the second time I have heard of this.

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"Keep the Faith"

I'm sorry

Vernon Robinson simply pushes things too far. He has spread more lies. Some of them I won't repeat. Winston-Salem police reports are online. I have no idea where this "accident" occurred though. It doesn seem that it would have been big news.

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I love it when you get mad.

What's sad about all this is that some people will actually step up to help Vermin's sorry ass and fund his whining and pathetic, transparent lying. But I wonder why Vermin doesn't wisely conclude that it's truly the Hand of God at work destroying his evil signs? Oh. I forgot. Vermin's God condones his lying thievery.

Screw you, Vermin. I am embarrassed every time you brag about being a graduate of a military academy. And I'm sure the Air Force is embarrassed too.

Damn, Brilliant A!

I should have put that in the piece.

Yeah...I was just a wee bit angry.

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Jesus pleasus.

Campaign or no...if a there was a vehicle fire on the side of the road and two people "narrowly escaped" that would make news...even in Charlotte.

I find it VERY hard to believe Mutt and Jeff didn't get any press after leaping to safety from a full fledged conflagration.

And as for Vermin invoking September 11 to describe his ongoing problem with, are you shitting me?

Forget the War on Terror, good Americans. Now we have a much greater national priority...the War On Vandalism!! Geneva Conventions be damned...Vermin will never surrender to those thugs!

No excuse me while I go vomit.

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I had to shower after reading this


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I was in Raleigh Wednesday and I saw a lot of Brad signs, but not a single Vermin sign. Now I know why. 7,000 people wanted his sign in their yards, but the signs went up in smoke. So Brad isn't actually more popular, it was this horrible accident.

You guys know that I love you. SD is wonderful.


Why, thank you, Love

We love you too!

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Why aren't his campaign reports online?

Couldn't find Robinson's current (June 6th) campaign reports. I would imagine that the expenditure for signs might be captured (7,000 signs + wires would cost $0.75/$1.50 per based on type).

If they used the truck prior to June 6th it would have to be reported as an ink-kind donation - so maybe you could backtrack from there...

there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

I think it just happened this month

His reports are online, but not in the usual place. I'll have to look for them again. Trust me, we'll be looking.

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It supposedly happened the same weekend Brad was having his sign party in Raleigh. That would be September 9, but I don't know which day he claims it happened. It wouldn't be Sunday, because you know he is very devout. Can you believe how slack the media is? A big story like this and they didn't even report it. I guess the police and fire departments forgot to log it in too. That e-mail is probably going to that same crowd all of his e-mail goes to and they don't get news from here....except through Vermin. By the way my "other" brother loved your piece too. You have fans.


We don't need another

Vernon needs to team up with Weird Willie Ray running
in the 10th district. They sound like two of a kind.
If Vernon is so stupid that he does not make sure that
the truck and cargo is insured then we do not need him
in Raleigh. Just think what he would ask for if the men
had been injured!!

The point made earlier

The point made earlier to check the FEC filings is a good one. If he never made the purchase of 7000 campaign signs OR didn't make a second purchase after sending out a fundraising letter, then it looks like he's raising money under false pretenses.

I wonder if he gets around any defamation claim by simply not naming Brad Miller or his campaign as he makes his wild accusations.

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Why do the Republicans embrace this

lying moron? Read some over at Freeperville and THEY are embarrassed by him. I'd even bet that Raygun would be mortified to hear the vermin calling himself a "Reagan Republican"!

I love your writing SD, especially when your knickers are twisted!

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So far, if it looks like BS, and it smells like BS...

Just for the heck of it, yesterday I added a search for "Vernon Robinson" to my Bloglines RSS feed (I swear, Bloglines is one of the best web tools ever!), and so far there has been absolutely NOTHING printed in ANY newspaper, North Carolina or elsewhere, regardless of ideological bias, even in the LTE's, about Vernon Robinson's campaign signs getting set on fire.

I'm guessing it's probably BS used to fire up his "base".

"we're banging pots and pans / to make you understand / we're gonna bury you, man"

You would think the stenographers

would either run the story of poor ol' Vermin's plight . . . or investigate the incident and debunk it. But no, they're too busy reporting on "research" from the wackos at the Civitas Boys Club. Sheeesh.

A Thing for Fire

I think the vermin has a thing for fire. The flag burning pictures on his ads aren't even illegal aliens. They are from the middle east.


"Thing for fire"

Yep and those racist, homophobic ads he has out are despicable. This van situation sounds like yet another lie they've created because they are such the victims!

And of course the constant onslaught from the liberal media never stops. These things wear on you.

Burning Van Festival

N&O Under the Dome did run this Sept 14th:

Vernon a-burnin'

Vernon Robinson's campaign is on fire -- literally.

A truck carrying yard signs for the GOP candidate in the 13th Congressional District caught fire last week in Winston-Salem, destroying many of the 7,000 signs, according to his campaign. Two staff members in the truck were uninjured.

"We were able to salvage some of the signs from the fire as well as all of our bumper stickers," said Robinson, who is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Miller. "Hopefully, my supporters will still take a sign that is char-broiled. However, the lives of my staff are more important than any yard sign."

The last 4 N&O stories about Robinson were about his advertising. Most N&O stories about Robinson appear to be about advertising or fundraising and little or no examination of issues affecting District 13 voters.

And little examination of the fundraising. In a Sept 12th issue that seemed to look into Robinson's out-of-state donors was this:

Elizabeth Van Staaveren, of McMinnville, Ore., is among them. She stumbled across Robinson's name and political platform while reading about illegal immigration issues on the Internet, and soon fired off $4,100 to Robinson's campaign.

"To me, his support is a reflection of the widespread concern of illegal immigration," said Van Staaveren, adding that she rarely sends money to political candidates.

If they had cared to check the would have seen that Van Staaveren has given $37,000 in recent years to groups and individual bigots like Robinson, Tom Tancredo and Jim "Minuteman" Gilchrist including $11,000 to Tancredo's Team America. Not exactly "rarely" sending money.

I just checked

It was an AP story in the N&O, not even a hometown attempt to write a story. And I checked again, Raleigh is definitely in District 13.


Hope you'll forward this find to the cracker-flack reporting staff at the N&O. Purty please?

N & O

Funny you should mention that. I e-mailed them the letter today. They answered and said they had heard about the letter, but I was the first person who had sent it to them. I asked them to find out if it is true or to expose him for what he is. We'll see.


The North Carolina Conservative

is new to me, but I found it on Google. They wrote about the fire in today's edition. The bumper stickers were saved. Wow, how much of a fire was it? They even have the Winston-Salem fire engine numbers. The story is different from the one Vernon sent out. It says nothing about sabotage. In fact, the fire department wasn't able to determine the cause of the fire,didn't even mention the fuel running out. They gave the amount of damage as $10,000. Signs, truck, etc. = $10,000. This is from a conservative blog. Looks like the dramatic story (lie)was only for fundraising.


Please recommend for Brad

Hi, everyone....just lost everything I'd written for the past two hours. While I work on rewriting that, please go recommend this piece at DKos. Vernon Robinson is a waste of oxygen Thanks!

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