February 19, 2004

BULB-HEADED IDIOT INFLUENCES THINGS, SOMEHOW

The US election campaign has hit Moby level:

President Bush faced an extraordinary claim last night that he once paid for a girlfriend's abortion.

The latest smear in an increasingly dirty election campaign follows a two-pronged attack on his likely election opponent, Senator Kerry.

The abortion rumour started last week when rap star Moby, who dislikes Mr Bush, suggested that Democrats attack Mr Bush in his conservative constituencies.

"For example, you can go on all the pro-life (internet) chat rooms and say you're an outraged Right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion," he said.

This isnít the "latest smear in an increasingly dirty election campaign"; nor does it follow attacks on Kerry. The abortion rumour first surfaced in advance of the 2000 election. Itís been kicking around the usual sites ever since. Larry Flynt is the source.

Posted by Tim Blair at February 19, 2004 01:12 AM
Comments

Wasn't Moby's point to attack Bush by making shit up? And they're reporting his spew as if it's fact?

WTF? Has the press gone completely mad?

Posted by: Robert Crawford at February 19, 2004 at 01:26 AM

Do Australians think Moby's a "rap star"? That's like calling Kylie Minogue a "didgeridoo virtuosa."

Posted by: Ryan at February 19, 2004 at 01:31 AM

Isn't Moby American? He bloody well sounds like one...

Posted by: Tim Newman at February 19, 2004 at 01:33 AM

Well, I'd better correct that headline, then ...

Posted by: tim at February 19, 2004 at 01:50 AM

Well, you guys can take him.

Please.


Which begs the question:

In a fight between Moby and Kylie Minogue, who would win ?

Posted by: Carl in N.H. at February 19, 2004 at 01:59 AM

Moby:Rap :: N'Sync:Death Metal

BTW - Bulbhead owns a fey tea/vegan restaurant in the East Village, Teany. I heard a rumor that he puts urine in every cup.

Posted by: iowahawk at February 19, 2004 at 02:01 AM

"In a fight between Moby and Kylie Minogue, who would win ?"

Much like the Iran-Iraq war, everyone else.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at February 19, 2004 at 02:05 AM

Moby is like an autistic savount. He makes decent music, but he is functionally retarded. He should never speak.

Posted by: aaron at February 19, 2004 at 02:07 AM

Mom says: eat your meat!

You don't want to wind up looking like this.

Posted by: iowahawk at February 19, 2004 at 02:09 AM

Moby hasn't proposed anything either original or particulary clever. Poisoning the public discourse is an old trick of the enemies of democracy.

Posted by: Fred Boness at February 19, 2004 at 02:20 AM

"The latest smear" refers surely to a pap smear...

Moby......some of you are battling to place him...it's Moby Dick...used to eat seamen...anyone?....surely...never mind..

Posted by: Traps at February 19, 2004 at 03:01 AM

The proverbial "nine-stone weakling with knobby knees" made flesh! Huzzah!

Posted by: mojo at February 19, 2004 at 04:27 AM

The lies the hard-core Liberals are spreading about George W. Bush will become more and more vitriolic as time progresses.

As an American, I have to tell you, upon seeing how much Liberals hate Pres. Bush, I get the feeling that when Bush is re-elected the Left will go completely nutz.

Riots, demonstration and possibly even violence.

Posted by: Dwayne at February 19, 2004 at 07:06 AM

Moby is a f**king a**hole anyway. Only real retards like his s*8t music. Didn't he get beaten up once??Looks like its time for another one!

Posted by: koranistoiletpaper at February 19, 2004 at 07:13 AM

Moby was just making a suggestion. And if we must have violence, please, let it not be between Moby and George W., or Moby and Kylie: rather, a more-interesting pairing, between the Minogue sisters, Kylie and Danni.

Posted by: Marc Valdez at February 19, 2004 at 07:20 AM

PRESIDENT Bush faced an extraordinary claim last night that he once paid for a girlfriend's abortion.

The latest smear in an increasingly dirty election campaign follows a two-pronged attack on his likely election opponent, Senator Kerry.

Mr. Coorey calls the allegations a "smear" and Moby seems to think they would cause a ruckus. How hopelessly out of touch they are. Why, it's a woman's choice whether or not to bring an unviable tissue mass to full term. Why should it matter the source of the funding for this young woman's abortion? Perhaps young George was merely putting his money where Moby's mouth is regarding this vitally important issue.

Unless, of course, he actually physically forced her to have the abortion. In which case he should be hounded unmercifully until he produces receipts, medical records, phone transcipts, and eyewitness testimony proving he committed no such heinous crime. Until then, the man should be considered beneath our contempt; what kind of rednecked knuckledraggers could possibly vote for this pile of garbage in 2004?

Posted by: Tongue Boy at February 19, 2004 at 07:44 AM

Yawn... Wake me when it's a couple of weeks before we vote. I can't stand the time beween now and election day, during a presidential race.

I admit to enjoying gossip and rumor as well as the next person. I hate it when gossip, rumor, and celebrities dominate the news, as is becoming increasingly common especially during a presidential campaign.

Why can't we isolate anything that is not hard news from all the other junk? Why does it get mixed in? We used to find gossip, rumor, and celebrities in the entertainment or columnist sections. Now you can find such things on the front page.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at February 19, 2004 at 07:53 AM

In a fight between Moby and Kylie Minogue, who would win ?

Assuming they killed each other, everyone.

Posted by: Randal Robinson at February 19, 2004 at 07:56 AM

Moby overlooks a not recondite obstacle, she can be sued for defamation, as also journos and any other who purvey Moby's calumnies.Having committed herself, she should be for, not only is it a libel but one sparkling with unmitigated malice.
Not that Moby , otherwise, is worth bothering about. On the other hand, Moby stands in good company with Hollywood Bolsheviks who demonstrate they are of the same cut as Moby.

Posted by: d at February 19, 2004 at 08:21 AM

Moby by name, Dick in character.

Posted by: d at February 19, 2004 at 08:22 AM

In a fight between Moby and Kylie Minogue, who would win ?

Kylie would kick his vegan arse. She has more muscle in one glute than he has in his entire body.

Anyone who owns a Moby album (and he's had good and bad ones) is well aware of the Unabomber-like manifestos which adorn them. The man is a crank.

I too vote for more Kylie on Danni bitch slap action. Come on girls, you know you want to.

Posted by: Craig Mc at February 19, 2004 at 09:07 AM

Did you hear about the homosexual whale? grabs hold of submarines & sucks out all the seamen.

Posted by: Michael Casey at February 19, 2004 at 09:29 AM


I am quite happy for People like Moby to vent their opposition to Bush. The more kooks and whackos in the anti-bush camp the more likely he is to get back in.

As for the Kylie/Danni mud wrestling (the only way to resolve this issue IMHO) - I want front row tickets.

Posted by: Rob at February 19, 2004 at 09:51 AM

Why would you have to make up scandal about Bush? Isn't there enough real stuff to go around?

Posted by: Adam at February 19, 2004 at 11:24 AM

Apparently not, Adam.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 19, 2004 at 12:13 PM

Hmmn, Rod is spot on.With types like Moosehead Moore, Moby the homosexual whale, Kerry, et al, things look jooly bright from the Bush campaign pit.
Manager to accoountant: well, how much have we spent to day.
Accountant: not a dime, the opposition are spending quite a bit to have us re-elected.
Manager: Hell, I always suspected they'd come through for us.

Posted by: d at February 19, 2004 at 12:33 PM

Unfortunately, I kinda feel like Dwayne is right. Bush will probably win big and some leftist will go nutz.

Posted by: aaron at February 19, 2004 at 12:45 PM

Tongueboy asks:

Why should it matter the source of the funding for this young woman's abortion? Perhaps young George was merely putting his money where Moby's mouth is regarding this vitally important issue.

If alleged abortion was allegedly performed before Roe vs Wade, would that make a difference?

Posted by: Jethro at February 19, 2004 at 12:48 PM

It was performed while Bush was AWOL from the guard. (10 points double Bush smear)

/leftwing idiot

Posted by: mateo_g at February 19, 2004 at 02:03 PM

Well at least he drove her to the abortion clinic. Ya gotta admit George is a gentleman. I bet he opened the car door for her and everything.

Posted by: Freddyboy at February 19, 2004 at 02:21 PM

How's this: The abortion was performed while Bush was AWOL from the National Guard and on his way to the grassy knoll to shoot Kennedy.

Should I post on Indymedia, or what?

Posted by: Quentin George at February 19, 2004 at 03:50 PM

Not, Quentin G., until you have added, planned the assassination of Luther King, then knocked of J.F.K.'s brother . Then, it wasn't Clinto up to his eyeballs with Whitewater, it was Bush all along, and so forth, including the ovular office days.

Add all that, and the leftoids will be certain, you have the goods, and they publish.

Posted by: d at February 19, 2004 at 04:54 PM

I just want to make things clear. We're talking about George W. Bush, here, right? The guy who decimated the Incas, enslaved the Africans, betrayed our troups in Quebec, surrendered the Alamo, sabotaged the Gettysburg Peace Accords, sunk the Main, shot ArchDuke Ferdinand, spirited away the Russian Imperial Family, stalked Trotsky to his death, raised a beer and shouted "Salud!" at the Beer Hall Putsch, waged war against Japan, Germany & Italy without U.N. approval, at the cessation of hostilites made the isles of Japan a sheet of radioactive glass, ditto Germany, Italy and Papua New Guinea (oopsies!), proposed that the newly-formed United Nations meet in perpetual convocation on Easter Island, told the Chinese at the start of the Korean Conflict to "bring it on," told the Russians in the Cold War that we were "MADder that you are," avoided National Guard duty in Alabama so he could direct bombing of peaceful villages in Laos, funded the Contras, worked on helicopter maintenance in the Carter years, funnelled arms for hostages in Iran, worked to restore that "20th Century monument, the Berlin Wall" brick by brick.

Just trying to be clear, here.

Posted by: Timothy Lang at February 19, 2004 at 06:48 PM

Timothy, that leaves hardly any conspiracies for Cheney or Haliburton to organise. C'mon, we gotta share!

Posted by: Quentin George at February 19, 2004 at 07:50 PM

BTW, a friend of mine knows Moby quite well. Maybe the next time I run into her I will point out what an utter dick he is. I saw him on the Graham Norton chatshow the other night and he came across as a real creep. Maybe he is secretly on Karl Rove's payroll.

Personally I am no fan of Bush, who has pissed off a lot of libertarians and small-govt conservatives on issues like tariffs, huge medicare spending, corp. welfare, some dumb security laws and all, but I still want him to win in November simply in order to give the idiot left a collective coronary.

Posted by: Johnathan at February 19, 2004 at 08:59 PM

Jethro asks:

If alleged abortion was allegedly performed before Roe vs Wade, would that make a difference?

Possibly. If performed in California or New York, Bush would have been eligible for NARAL poster boy status. If performed in Alabama or Missouri, however, he might have been eligible for a conviction for assisting an abortion and a spell with some horny convicts at the state pen.

Posted by: Tongue Boy at February 19, 2004 at 11:52 PM

Well, there is almost certainly a statute of limitations on abortions. To my knowledge (and I'm not sure of all 5o states) the only crimes that routinely have no statute of limitations (a period past which no charges may be brought nor any trial held) are homicide and arson. Most crimes not charged by 3-5 or at most 7 years can no longer be charged. On the other hand, if you are charged and run, the charge remains open indefinitely.

However, if Bush did pay for an abortion for a girl prior to Roe v. Wade, doesn't this mean he automatically gets the endorsement of all feminists?

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at February 20, 2004 at 04:53 AM

Was it before he was born-again?

Posted by: aaron at February 20, 2004 at 05:03 AM

Timothy Lang,thankyou for what is a list informed by sound scolarship. Revisionists seem to be right, history is written by victors but that can be corrected. Lang has just laid out a few decades worth of seminal scholarship.

To Lang's list I add, Bush:

Burnt the great library at Alendria
Led successively the Islamic invasion, mongol, Hun.
He was the mastermind behind the Inquistion, and invented witch and heretic burning as a fair trial. Torture too.

He invented chemical warfare during the crusades by having corpses catapulted into enemy camps.And, infected the rats which spread the black plague.

He spotted the young talent Bony,Mr.Bonaparte to you all, had schooled and made him Emporer and advised him to conquer all Europe.

He altered the climate with `anthropogecens' resulting in the potato famine, Ireland.


He convinced a Kaiser to go to war in 1916, and sprung the Nazi party in the 1930's.

As senior Japanese commander, he launched the invasions of Manchuria and China, and prepared the grand strategy for conquest of Asia-Pacific and nutted out the opening shot against the U.S. Pearl Harbour.

Amongst Bush's hobbies he invented, prostitution, the porn interest, drug-pashing, money laundering and sundry like past-times. He let Al Capone run bootlegging because he just didn;t have enough spare time, as also franchising `Mafia Families'.

Goebbel's was actually mere proof reader to the great Nazi spin-meister, Bush. Lenin and Stalin called in Bush to consult them on establshing the KGB and the best way to set up Gulags.

As the King of Persia, he attempted to conquer Athens, murdered Jesus, threw christians to lions, and oppressed the Romans under his various pseudonyms,most commendable being his efforts in his disguises Caligula and Nero.Consistent was his eforts as Vlad the Impaler.A 4c exercise as, Mao, Ho Chi Minh and Pol Pot.
In this democratic age, he had to settle for the uninspiring sobriquet, President of the U.S. and is often stymied by law and congress in experimenting with riper types of cruelty.

Behind it all, the truth is staring us in the face: Bush is Satan's twin brother, separated at birth, rejoined in evil.God smiles.

Posted by: d at February 20, 2004 at 08:45 AM

Melvilles boy's own has been expurgated of the telling detail
Original passage in plot form:

Moby is spotted.
Watch from mizzenmast,`Thar he blows'.
The hunters in their boats.
Each Cox cries to rowers:

"Quick m' lads, row like raspberries from hell, Moby's Dick is a blowin, get us out of here."

Posted by: d at February 20, 2004 at 01:27 PM

What a coincidence, Reagan did all that too.

Posted by: ilibcc at February 20, 2004 at 02:03 PM