Friday, March 20, 2009

Jon Kyl

Jon Kyl has defended bonus payments for executives of AIG, bailed out by the Bush administration. Kyl is clearly out of touch with the average American, and he should resign his Senate seat in disgrace.

Kyl did not become a neocon overnight. No, back in 2003, he and John Cornyn sponsored S.887, which sought to tax the attorneys attempting to obtain justice for the victims of 9/11 by suing the Saudi royal family.

Back then, when it suited him, he was all for a retroactive tax. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and he's having an uphill struggle to defend his bailed out friends. Back then, it was quite clear that Kyl was a true friend of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, partial sponsors of one of the worst terrorist attacks in history.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Charles Freeman

This was a close one.

We nearly ended up with a hardcore neocon in the new administration.

Charles Freeman is a longtime supporter of Saudi Arabia. Yes, Saudi Arabia, the nation behind the 9/11 attacks and the Bush family's long time partner in the oil industry. Freeman also sought to defend the Saudi royal family when they were sued for financing the 9/11 attacks!

Charles Freeman is a longtime supporter of China. Yes, China, the nation vying for the world's leader in human rights abuses.

He supposedly speaks Chinese, French, Spanish and Arabic. We're sure the neocons can find another use for him!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney needs no introduction as George Bush’s vice president, and Cheney focused the office tightly so that he will be remembered as America’s first “vice president for torture”!

Cheney, like Bush, has a history of drunk driving. He was convicted in 1962 and arrested again in 1963.

Cheney flunked out of Yale, and, like Sarah Palin, who wanted to follow him as neocon vice president for book burning and wolf hunting, he finished his education at a much easier school.

Cheney, despite his shaky background, is rich. He made his money off Halliburton, which was awarded numerous “no compete” contracts related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Halliburton also moved its headquarters to Dubai to avoid paying taxes.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Andrew Langer

Andrew Langer, like some other prominent neocons, has been affiliated with the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Langer has gone to some lengths to defend the "junk science" babbling of CEI's John Berlau.

Langer left CEI for the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

From there, he has gone on to establish his own neocon "think tank" the oddly named Institute for Liberty (IFL). It is well known that the neocons are opponents of liberty!

Langer ran for office in Maryland and lost.

Langer supported Rudy Giuliani, but when Giuiliani's one word campaign "9-11" wore thin, Langer shifted his support to John McCain.

Langer was fascinated with McCain's poor choice of a running mate, Sarah Palin, and fawned over her.

Langer is a skilled gourmet cook. As such, he should be able to instruct Berlau as to what happens when items are heated!

We think he should stick to that and learn to accept things the way they are. The neocons had their eight year reign of terror, that is over now, hopefully never to return!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina, like some of her fellow neocons, has the ability to take something good and make something bad out of it.

In her case, it was Hewlett-Packard. Her mismanagement of the company, including the questionable acquisition of Compaq, is legendary.

Fiorina fought with Walter Hewlett, son of co-founder William Hewlett. Under her leadership, Hewlett-Packard’s stock price plummeted. After her departure, it rose, and, due to the hard work of her replacement, Mark Hurd, the company is viable again.

Fiorina also engaged in an illegal espionage campaign against the board of Hewlett‑Packard. This, again, is so typical of the neocons: the excessive abuse of power and authority!

After her departure from Hewlett‑Packard, Fiorina served as an economic advisor on the failed McCain-Palin campaign.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Evan Kohlmann

Evan Kohlmann made a career out of being an expert witness for the prosecution of terrorists during the Bush Administration.

Kohlmann is also affiliated with the NEFA (Nine Eleven, Finding Answers) Foundation, which has some interesting tax angles-the president, M. T. Hayes, is the former wife of David Draper, who provides over $300,000 a year of consulting services to the foundation!

Kohlmann’s expertise, or lack thereof, has come under scrutiny, and the results have resulted in the disqualification of his testimony.

Kohlmann does not speak Arabic. When questioned about this, he said that he was a “close colleague” of several Arabic-speaking academics, such as Dr. Mohammed Hafez of the University of Kansas City. Dr. Hafez, questioned about this, replied with an affidavit stating that this was not true, his contact with Kohlmann had been limited to a few emails.

Kohlmann has never had an article published in a peer reviewed journal. A great deal of his testimony is sensational, filled with images of explosions and Osama bin Laden. He seems to have done a good job of providing neocon propaganda, but, at present his future seems uncertain at best. He does hold a law degree. Maybe he and Alberto Gonzales could open an office together?

Douglas Feith

When George Bush needed a justification to start a war in Iraq, he turned to Doug Feith.

Feith is not a popular man, but he’s popular with a handful of people, the right people during the Bush Administration.

Former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, called Feith a “rare talent” and who are we to dispute that?

Feith operated the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans. What was so special about these plans? Well, they were the plans to manipulate intelligence to justify the invasion and subsequent war in Iraq.

Feith and the Office of Special Plans did something typical of the Bush Administration: they took the truth and made it into lies!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

John Cornyn

Texas Senator John Cornyn just doesn't know where to begin-or end!

In 2003, he sponsored S.887. Obscure? Yes. It would have imposed a retroactive tax on lawyers who made money suing tobacco companies.

Now that you know, you're not surprised, as it is well known that the neocons and tobacco companies are very close.
But, take another look. Some of these were the same lawyers seeking justice for the victims of 9/11 and their families.

Cornyn wanted to make it impossible for this to happen! S.887 was soundly defeated, but it says a lot about Cornyn that he even tried to do this!

Of course, the record really speaks for itself when it comes to what the Bush Administration did about terrorism! A war in Iraq, based on lies. A war in Afghanistan. No idea where bin Laden might be. The price? One of the worst economic crises in history. Somehow we think Cornyn isn't worrying about foreclosure!

What's Cornyn up to now? The Internet Safety Act, that's what. It would require massive retention of records. You know, Son of Patriot Act. All in the best neocon tradition of erasing liberties and creating a totalitarian state.

Can't Texas do better than this?

Remember the Alamo!

Henry Paulson

Henry? Hank? We're not sure but "bailout boy" works just fine.

In the last days of the Bush Administration, Paulson dumped billions, no trillions, of dollars into failing banks.

And look at what they did. Went on executive retreats. Bought new planes. Redecorated their offices.

Accountability? Paulson seems to have forgotten all about that, if he knew what it was to begin with.

Chase will continue to sell debt for pennies on the dollar to people like
Mann Bracken, who will break the law to collect as much as they can.

What's with the headphones? Why he's listening to Rush Limbaugh, of course!