This was previously posted on www.anton-wahlman.com on or before 2006-12-28:
Notorious trial lawyer John Edwards announced his candidacy for the 2008 Presidential election yesterday in the 9th Ward of New Orleans. Yes, this is a city which is still defined by “Wards” and “Parishes.” Court houses also have ceiling fans.
It is hard to figure out who is the bigger idiot here: John Edwards, or the people he visited. Let’s start with the people he visited. These people are playing Russian roulette every day, as they live below the water level, protected by fragile levees. They blew up in August 2005 and it will of course happen again. We are paying for it, supposedly to the tune of $200 billion, or as much as the Iraq war costs every year or two.
If you have any IQ at all, you should not be living in New Orleans. It is similar to playing Russian roulette. Move to some place where you’re not going to be under water some day again. Colorado comes to mind, as does Kentucky or Vermont – basically, almost anywhere but New Orleans. As it stands, knowing the socialist leanings of the US government, the rest of us will have to pay the bill again the next time there is a flood in New Orleans. This should simply not be allowed to happen. People who choose to live in New Orleans should not be subsidized. Likewise, people who choose to play Russian roulette should not obtain free government life insurance, either. The fact that I’m paying for these morons makes me sick to my stomach. $200 billion divided by a million or so people in New Orleans; that’s $200K per person, man woman and child. How about giving me a $200K tax refund instead? If the American population did this math, they would instigate a revolution and plow New Orleans into the ocean, or donate it back to the French.
Perhaps it was for this reason that New Orleans was a good fit for John Edwards to announce his candidacy to be the leader of the free world. This is a guy who wants to tax people who make money and give it to those who don’t. Talk about rewarding bad behavior and sinking the economy. Just take a look around the world. John Edwards clearly didn’t notice what was going on in the Soviet Union for decades, or for that matter China and India. He wants to go where they were in the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s and so on. If that’s what he likes so much, he should move to North Korea or Venezuela, as they are two examples of today’s deviants.
Message to John Edwards: We don’t want your taxes, crazy regulations and insane lawsuits. Crawl back to North Korea or Venezuela or some other place where you will feel at home, and bring a Karl Marx book to read on the plane so you can perfect your party membership test skills. You may have announced your candidacy in New Orleans, which seems to fit your common IQ level, but please don’t poison the rest of the country’s gene pool and our bank accounts.