Archive for the ‘Evil Doers’ Category

Insurance Weasels

March 16, 2009

I don’t understand this AIG thing.

They are saying that they are contractually obligated to pay these huge bonuses to their employees.

American International Group is an insurance company for Christ sake!

Insurance companies are the world’s leading experts in weaseling out  of paying insurance claims, so why can’t they figure out a way to not pay these bonuses?

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Diane Feinstein Wants a Secret Court to Protect the Telephone Companies

December 19, 2007

Fifty years ago, officers from the Signal Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency, visited an executive from International Telephone and Telegraph and asked for copies of all foreign government cables carried by the company.

The request was a direct violation of a 1934 law that banned the interception of domestic communications, but Attorney General Tom Clark backed it.

Initially reluctant, ITT relented when told that its competitor, Western Union, had already agreed to supply this information. As James Bamford relates in his book The Puzzle Palace, the government told ITT it “would not desire to be the only non-cooperative company on the project.”

RCA Global Communications, Western Union, and American Cable and Radio Corporation all just jumped right in and signed on to an obviously unlawful program.

Shamrock, was the code name for the effort to collect cables sent through U.S.-controlled telegraph lines ultimately involved all the American telecom giants of the era, captured private as well as government cables, and lasted nearly 30 years. (Read more here)

Well, here we are again in December of 2007 with the same sort of nonsense going on.

Senator Diane Feinstein says she wants a “Secret Court” to decide if the telephone companies believed that they were acting legally.

This is ridiculous.

These companies understood they were breaking the law when they were doing this sort of thing in the past, and they understand they are breaking the law today.

This is obviously why they want immunity from prosecution.

How come we need to give the telecommunications corporations some sort of special secret court? How many other criminals get to have their own special court and judge to appeal to when they get caught doing something unlawful?

What is wrong with that woman?

As further evidence that these outfits knew they were on shaky ground, one company, Qwest, had the courage to stand up and tell the government that they wouldn’t take part in their unlawful scheme.

It’s all the more unusual, because Qwest was a company that was not particularly known for it’s business ethics.

Don’t you think these corporate attorneys and general counsels talk to each other?

Once again, these corporations knew they were breaking the law when they did this sort of thing in the past, and they know they are breaking the law now.

They should not get any immunity… period.

At Least He Knows What’s Up in His Ward

July 21, 2007

At least this letter shows that Clevleland Councilman Michael D. Polensek knows what’s going on in his Ward. 

I wonder if the recipient can read?

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Blow Up at the Luxor

May 8, 2007

We don’t have a name yet, but apparently, a man who got off work at a hot dog stand at the Luxor Hotel and Casino was blown up by an explosive device yesterday.

The wingers immediately began scribbling about a possible terrorist connection, but it could well be more like a disgruntled employee or a mob hit.

The police stated – without any further explanation – that they believed the victim was targeted.  They call the incident, "a homicide with an unusual weapon."

Meet Matiur Rehman

March 1, 2006

Thank goodness, we now have a new bad guy to distract the little people while we move ahead with our port deals, banning women’s right to abortion, drilling for oil in wildlife refuges, strip mining in national parks, revising our school books to remove all traces of scientific thought, and reducing programs for the poor and disadvantaged while giving huge tax breaks to large corporations.

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He’s got a beard and everything.
The insurgency is in its last throes

We’ve Met the Evil-Doers, and They Are Us

November 7, 2005

WHAT WE SAID THEN…

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WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW…

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I’m not the first to notice the similarity between this WWII poster and the image from Abu Ghraib prison but it bears repeating.

We must find a way to stop our leaders from acting like Nazis.

Katrina and the Demise of the GOP

September 15, 2005

There are a bunch of bloggers and others who are busy writing off the GOP after the administration’s pathetic performance after hurricane Katrina.

Not so fast there.

Before we all start hyperventilating about the collapse of the GOP because of hurricane Katrina, let’s not forget a few things.

The body snatchers have the House and Senate locked up. They have their man the White House.  They’ve effectively neutralized the officer corps in the Pentagon and have appointed hundreds, if not thousands of their brain dead cronies to controlling positions at all levels of the Federal government.  They’re beavering away as you read this figuring out new ways to turn things that we have always looked to government to do over to their big business cronies. They’ve even proposed charging you to get weather information!

The Zombies have the judiciary locked up. They’ve appointed hundreds of right wing, big business friendly, consumer unfriendly judges to the Federal courts, and are about to appoint a couple of wingers to the Supremes.

They control the Federal Communications Commission, and a huge portion of the electronic media as well as the written media, and have their blabbermouth shills on the radio and television 24 hours a day seven days a week.

They have starved and cut funding for essential government services and continue to pile up debt that will take generations to pay back.

They are well on their way to completing the zombization of America. They’ve taken advantage of and helped bring about the downward spiral in the level of education, intelligence, comprehension and independent thinking in United States. Their attitude toward minorities and the poor is pretty well summed up by the things they said and didn’t’t do in New Orleans. 

This once great country, where an informed public is supposed to be in control of their government, is fast sinking into a mass of quivering ignorance and apathetic compliance to our own demise.

Then, there is the huge problem that the Democrats don’t seem to have anybody in their ranks with  the capacity to to stand out, inspire and lead the country out of our current nightmare. 

The Roberts hearings revealed that many of the leading Democrats are a bunch of self-aggrandizing windbags with motivational skills pretty much limited to getting people to hit the mute button on their television remote controls.

So the danger isn’t over. The invasion of the body snatchers is still going on.  Katrina wasn’t’t the stake in the heart of the beast that many are so hoping for. Don’t underestimate the power of Karl Rove and Company to manipulate and continue to appeal to an increasingly ignorant and divided America.

Bin Laden Helps Bush

February 1, 2005

Kerry blames Bin Laden for defeat.

Kerry said, "Many Republicans say we beat their models by four or five points."

"I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."

This may all be true, but he lost the election.

The terrorists won.

American War Criminal

January 22, 2005

Doesn’t it just make you proud to be an American to have a Secretary of Defense who can’t travel to other countries because he is considered to be a suspected war criminal?

It’s no wonder Bush got his knickers in a twist over Kerry’s "Global Test.

How ironic.  Germany, for Christ sake. For those who think history is history, that would be the Germany of the Third Reich. You know, Nazis, swastikas and goose-stepping legions, who wore helmets kind of like the ones we know use. The country that went around invading other nations in order to force their ideology on the unwilling at gun point. The Germany of the Holocaust and concentration camps. The Germany of the Nuremberg Trials.  Germany, the primo evil doer of the 1930’s and 1940’s.

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Who are the Evil Doers Now? 

Here’s the word from Germany’s Deutsche Welle.

 

Bad SpongeBob

January 20, 2005

This is disastrous. 

Just when I suggested that Sponge Bob SquarePants should be part of the nation’s missile defense we find out from the always credible Dr. James C. Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family,  that, " SpongeBob’s creators had enlisted him in a "pro-homosexual video…"

I mean, he was just in town the other day.

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At the Burger King.  Where the CHILDREN are.

Dr. Dobson says, "We see the video as an insidious means by which the organization is
manipulating and potentially brainwashing kids," he said. "It is a
classic bait and switch."

Bob_1Dr. Dobson should not to be confused with J.R."Bob" Dobbs, High Epopt and Living Slack Master of The Church of the Subgenius.  However, if you compare the two, you will find that J.R. "Bob" Dobbs makes much more sense than Dr. Dobson.

Read more about it here and here.