John Edwards takes questions from AFL-CIO members and their families

Right about now, John Edwards is standing in a Boeing union hall answering the questions of labor families on all sorts of labor matters. If you got the chance to ask Senator Edwards a question, let us know. What was your question? What was his answer? Did you get a good answer?

Email Goldy or myself and we’ll put your exchange on the blog.


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I woke up this morning to see Rupert Murdoch is trying to buy the Wall Street Journal. I hope putting his money in Roger Rabbit’s pocket gives that old fart a conniption! I hate that guy, but I’ll take his money. I have a heavy position in that stock. I hate you Republican motherfuckers but I respect your ability to make money — the only damn thing you know how to do besides fuck horses — so I buy all the capitalist-pig stocks. Sure beats working for a living! I told my broker to sell it. I’m thousands of $$$ richer today, and I didn’t do a fucking thing to earn it. It happened while I was asleep. What’s more, I’ll pay only a 5% tax on my windfall, and not until 20 years from now, because it’s in a tax-sheltered retirement account. Ain’t capitalism and wingnut tax policies grand! Beats working for you assholes. Why should anyone work when Republicans are handing out free money that isn’t even taxed? There’s no incentive to work. I like your capitalist system, but it’ll eventually destroy the economy because no one will work anymore. Fuck Rupert Murdoch and his ilk! Just gimme his money!! Thanks, suckers. I really like doing business with you.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    P.S., pay your gambling debt, welsher! Cheapskate defaulting wingnut liar-thief! And if you have $99 left over after paying Goldy the $100 you owe him, how about donating it to you troop-hating al Qaeda loving fascist pig!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Oh, and one more thing — NOV, my oilfield services stock, is up another $1.11 today (last time I checked). Keep pumping my gas into your SUV, Redneck! I have nothing against your money. I like your money. What I have against YOU is strictly personal. Get over it.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I may be hiring household servants soon. If any of you rightys want to be considered, you’d better start kissing my cute cottontail right now! Seniority counts. For a good time, call 1-900-LICK-ROG.

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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    I’d ask Senator Edwards to call that coke-snorting, AWOL coward Bush and yell MISSION ACCOMPLISHED MY ASS YOU PIECE OF SHIT! Four years ago, Monkeyface held up real sailors who were trying to get home so he could use their aircraft carrier (at taxpayer expense) to pull off a failed PR stunt. Then he tried to lie about it. Then he got caught. Then he lied some more. And then 1000s of REAL soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines died in his phoney war.

    And now Bush further proves he hates our troops by planning to veto a bill that would guarantee them the funding the need to do their job. Oh well, once a traitor and a coward always a traitor and a coward.

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    Jack Burton spews:

    Nice try but it’s not foolin’ anyone.

    Bush was been UP FRONT about what he will veto.

    The Surrendercrats send it to him ANYWAY and then proclaim:

    “See? It’s really Bush that hates the troops not us. we gave him the $$$ and MORE!”


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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    And the Congress and the Senate were UP FRONT about what laws they will pass and what money they will appropriate. That’s their job and they did it. Now the pretend President’s job is to sit down, shut the fuck up and sign the fucking bill so real soldiers can get the money they need.

    The terror-lovin Publicans CLAIM to support the troops but then won’t sign a bill that would do just that.


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    Jack Burton spews:

    Terror-lovin? Publicans? Did you make that up all by your self?

    You did? Well isn’t that precious?

    You guyz have been watchin’ too much Monty Python

    “Run away!” “Run away!”

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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Run Away – that sounds like the advice that Monkeyface took when it was his turn to fight for his country – jumping ahead of 100,000 other poor assholes who didn’t have dad’s in Congress who could pull strings and get them NG duty. And then more running when Monkeyface didn’t show up for duty because well that would have been just too damned inconvenient. Or run away when Monkeyface bankrupted three different companies his papa gave him leaving investors, vendors and customers in the lurch.

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    Union Fireman spews:

    I’d ask him to explain, to a group of middle income Union employees how someone who spends $400 on a haircut can be a man of the people?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 What part of the money didn’t we give him, Jack? We gave him every cent he asked for. What we didn’t give him was an open-ended prerogative to continue squandering American lives on a pointless, mission-less war. What’s the mission, Jack? What are our soldiers dying for? Does anyone know?

    We did our part, Burton — we supported the troops. All you guys are doing is making them die for nothing. I’d rather be me than you, wingnut jerkoff.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wasn’t so long ago the rightys trumpted the congressional resolution as their excuse for invading Iraq — “Congress gave us permission, it says so right here!!”

    Well, I have news for you creeps. What Congress can give, Congress can take away. That permission is withdrawn. All Bush has now is a conditional permission to keep the troops there as long as Congress said he could. Not a day longer. If Bush goes beyond that, he’s operating without congressional permission or constitutional authority.

    You rightwing motherfuckers OWN this POS called “Iraq.”

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @14 I’d ask you to explain, to a group of your fellow union members, why you vote for these anti-union, anti-worker, anti-middle class Republican sons of bitches.

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    ArtFart spews:

    14 Anyone have the slightest idea what it costs for Bush to get a haircut?

    Whatever it is, it’s coming right out of your granchildrens’ pockets.

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    delbert spews:

    Edwards is a slimy trial lawyer specializing in suing doctors for cerebal palsy cases. He has created the worst in junk science, blaming OB/GYN’s for cases which cannot be proven to be any fault of the doctor’s. (Actual scientists can’t explain why cerebal palsy happens, it just does.) But since it’s ‘for the children’, juries eat it up knowing the insurance company will pay to take of little Johnny or little Suzy.

    And then people wonder why they can’t find a OB/GYN. It’s because assholes like John Edwards live in 20,000+ Sq. ft. houses.

    “According to the 2003 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Survey on Medical Liability, 12.5 percent of OB/GYNs in Pennsylvania have stopped practicing OB and 57.5 percent have made some change in their practice because of issues with affordability or availability of liability coverage, including relocating, retiring, dropping OB, reducing number of deliveries, reducing amount of high-risk OB care, or reducing gynecological surgical procedures.

    Those statistics, however, do not come close to revealing the extent of the current problem of obstetrician supply in the five-county Philadelphia region, which lost 25 percent of its staffed OB beds between 1993 and 2003, according to Delaware Valley Healthcare Council President Andrew Wigglesworth. Within the past 18 to 24 months, he says, the region lost 10 hospital OB departments, including those at MCP, Methodist, Nazareth, Warminster, Mercy Fitzgerald, Episcopal and Elkins Park; while OB services were also lost from hospital closures including City Line, Sacred Heart in Norristown and Community Hospital in Chester.”

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    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    @ 14:

    John Edwards it the epitome of the American Dream and you shit on him not for his success at making a self-made millionaire out of himself, you shit on him for being a Democrat.

    He’s a MAN of the people because he knows what it’s like to to have a father working a blue collar job struggling to make ends meet, but believing in the dream.

    Bush, on the other hand is the epitome of being born with a silver spoon in your mouth and having disdain for the common people.

    He gets it from his mother. She’s the BITCH who said that the things were working out quite well for the Katrina refugees because they were underprivlaged anyways.

    Yeah, like George W. Bush is a Man of the People, FUCK OFF!

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    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    Baaa haaa haaa haaaa!

    There’s that DELBERT DUMB ASS who has NO fucking clue what the Constitution is for.

    No wonder you don’t get upset with Bush, you have no idea what civil liberties you’re losing.

    What a fucking moron.

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    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    Dumb ASS at 19;

    Junk science. C’mon Dick Suck he proved it in a COURT OF LAW where facts matter.

    Unlike your numb skull radio talking heads.

    What a dumb fuck.

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    Delbert @ 19

    If your son or daughter was harmed by a doctor’s negligence, I have a feeling you’d want the best trial lawyer in America to get you justice.

    (By the way, CP can be caused by injury to the brain during or after birth, typically (but not limited to) lack of oxygen)

    It sounds like you’ve got an axe to grind, but Edwards has helped many familes hold corporations and individuals responsible for the damage they’ve caused.

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    ArtFart spews:

    21 The righty trolls we see here aren’t upset with Bush. In fact, they want to be just like him.

    What’s really pathetic, is that they think they can.

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    headless lucy spews:

    re 14: Yeah. A real man of the people would be out there buyin’ hooooers (whores, for the layman), like Republicans.

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    headless lucy spews:

    Soldiers are dying in Iraq and the wingnut psychopaths are trying to make an issue out of a haircut.

    Edwards, at least, HAS hair to cut — unlke the carpet and chrome domed Republican candidates.

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    headless lucy spews:
    “Barack, the Magic Negro” – a new song played on the Rush Limbaugh show
    by John Aravosis (DC) •
    Dick Cheney’s favorite racist played a little ditty last week about “Barack the Magic Negro.”
    I’ll be writing more about this tomorrow, and throughout the week. This is the guy Dick Cheney interviews with regularly. Coming just two weeks after Imus, Limbaugh knew exactly what he was doing – and he didn’t care. Chris in Maine was kind enough to transcribe the song:
    “Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
    The L.A. Times they called him that
    cause he’s not authentic like me

    Yeah the guy from the L.A. paper
    said he made guilty whites feel good
    they’ll vote for him and not for me
    cause hes not from da hood

    see real black men like snoop dogg
    or me or farrakhan
    have talked the talk and walked the walk
    not come and laid and won (not sure about this line)

    Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
    The L.A. Times they called him that
    cause he’s not authentic like me
    cause hes black but not authentically

    Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
    The L.A. Times they called him that
    cause he’s not authentic like me
    cause hes black but not authentically

    some say barack’s articulate
    and bright and new and clean
    the media sure love this guy
    a white interloper’s dream

    but when you vote for president
    watch out and dont be fooled
    dont vote the magic negro in

    (background singing the first 3 lines, while the singer is saying)

    Cause I wont have nothing after all these years of sacrifice and I wont get justice this is about justice this is about justice, buffet, i dont have no buffet there wont be any church contributions there’ll be no cash in the collection plate, no cash money, no walkin around money…”

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    Jack Burton spews:

    Headless says: Jack Burton is actually Burt Ward. Check out his photo!
    **Do you often recycle your insults or do you consider always responding with the same tired dig as being consistent?

    RightEqualsStupid says: Run Away – that sounds like the advice that Monkeyface took…………

    **Monkeyface…ha ha! That’s funny in a kindergarden kind of way.

    Roger Rabbit says: Wasn’t so long ago the rightys trumpted the congressional resolution as their excuse for invading Iraq — “Congress gave us permission, it says so right here!!”

    **You don’t get out much do you?

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    proud leftist spews:

    UF @ 31
    Like most of us, John Edwards has made mistakes in his life. Unlike your political ilk, he has the balls to admit when he has made mistakes.

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    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    Union Fireman @ 31:

    Do you even stop to think before you post????

    Jesus H. Christ!

    Edwards said it was a mistake!

    Talk about hypocrites! Shit, if the congress saw the same intel as the president and what he led the nation to believe the vote never would have been authorized.

    Keep that in the back of your mind because the whole run up to the war will be Bush’s undoing.

    I’ll refer to this again later this summer.

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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    George Bush is a pussy who went AWOL and who said that the Iraq war is the most important war of our time yet NONE of his relatives of combat age are at war? How come? Hypocrite, coward, traitor, liar, cheat, drunk, piece of shit…all equal GWBush!

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    DelberHasHisHeadUpHisAss spews:

    “Mr.” Delbert:
    Please research Mr. Edwards’ case against the pool company. You remember–the one in which a bunch of the girl’s small and large intestine(s) were sucked right into the pool equipment.
    Then retract your baseless (but typical from the right) bullshit.

    Then FOAD, please.

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    delbert spews:

    Will @23

    The ‘lack of oxygen at birth’ has been generally disproven.


    I have a problem with scum sucking lawyers crapping all over the medical profession. Doctors actually do good things for society at large. Lawyers tend to be leeches, draining money from you and I through insurance premiums. They produce nothing tangible, profit from misery, and pervert the rule of law. Doctors practice defensive medicine in this country at huge costs to avoid getting sued.

    Want to control health care costs in this country? Tort reform and immigration control. We could cover a lot of uninsured Americans for what we pay to avoid lawyers and lawsuits and for illegal immigrants using this nation’s emergency rooms as primary care clinics.

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    Jack Burton spews:

    headless lucy says: re 30: They’re always different pictures, but you are always Burt Ward.

    Well in that case I see that I have been bested.

    Lucy, Just think how much you would kick ass if you had a head!

    Bill Clinton could help you with this as he knows all about head, getting it and the consequences that follow.

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    Union Fireman spews:


    I have actually served as an appointed Union official. I love my union, and proudly display my Union Sticker on my American Made, Union Made truck (not a nissan). Besides, Goldy is the real scab here. Never belonged to a Union, working for a non-union shop and chosing to do continue his employment there (can you say Walmart).

    Washington Dems created the 2nd worst Pension System in the Nation for firefighters. They routinely block basic improvements. You want to know one of the many reasons why I am a repub? Because Dems screw over Labor just as much as Repubs do, but then they lie about it. At least I know where Unions stand with my party. Oh yeah, and many Repubs came from and still support Labor. (HR980 in the Congress, who signed on that from Washington?)

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    Jack Burton spews:

    headless lucy says: re 39: Burt: There’s is just no adequate comeback you can make that will overcome the stigma of being Burt Ward.

    Here’s another portrait of you that I ran across. Do you like the sepia tones?

    http://www.robintheboywonder.c om/br_22.html

    I’d be forced to capitulate if I was, in fact, Burt Ward. I’m not, but the sepia tones have a nice effect.

    Besides, how do you know that instead of being Robin I’m not actually the Catwoman? Muurrrreeeeoowwwww.