Saturday, September 10, 2005

HALLIBURTON GETS HUGE CONTRACT

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

A picture is worth a thousand words and there are a million words needed to describe the systematic looting of America thanks to the GOP and lobbyists and unprincipled traitors. The pigs running Halliburton and their protector/sponsor/stock owner, the Vice President, Cheney, are now so famous for ripping us all off and thriving on disasters that Bush should never have allowed in the first place, even while suffering from the effects of Kathrine, an angry citizen erected this sign in New Orleans:
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Not only that, Cheney, trying to pretend to be concerned about the welfare of the people he is ripping off, was doing a cheesy photo-op down in the hurricane death zone and an outraged citizen yelled, "Fuck off, Cheney," plus more choice words.

Cheney thought all this was funny. Indeed, I have seen many a laughing GOP face from that Ma Kettle Clone, Babs Bush, her son, all their courtiers and so on. In picture after picture, they are laughing. They only frown or snarl when cornered by angry questions and angry people who have finally broken through the protective bubble that protects this army of Marie Antoinettes. Then they are hurt, oh so hurt, and they just want to banish us all.

Well, the first contracts for the hurricane damage are now being awarded! From ABC News:
Companies with ties to the White House and the former head of FEMA have clinched some of the administration's first disaster relief and reconstruction contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

At least two major corporate clients of lobbyist Joe Allbaugh, President George W Bush's former campaign manager and a former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have already been tapped to start recovery work along the battered Gulf Coast.

One is Shaw Group and the other is Halliburton-subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR). Vice President Dick Cheney is a former head of Halliburton.

Bechtel National, a unit of San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp, has also been selected by FEMA to provide short-term housing for people displaced by the hurricane.

Mr Bush named Bechtel's chief executive to his Export Council and put the former chief executive of Bechtel Energy in charge of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Mr Allbaugh is also a friend of Michael Brown, director of FEMA who was removed as head of Katrina disaster relief and sent back to Washington amid allegations he had padded his resume.
What a surprize! We all wondered why, on 9/11, Bush and Cheney didn't react nor even want to be bothered to be told that several jets were hijacked out of Boston. For over an hour, the two jets flew, unimpeded and unwatched, until they flew into the WTC. I saw it happen. I reacted, after the first jet, with horror. Bush heard about it while driving to the school. In the school, he learned about the second jet. Hearing this news, he SMILED and then read a book to kids.

This disaster, he again, laughed about the hurricane coming. Laughed when it hit. Goofed around with his buds after it hit and then laughed when he flew over and I saw a TV spot where he was hugging victims and LAUGHING. We know why!

His oil buddies are raking in the dough. His Halliburton buddies are now going to get more billions. Everyone is going to get tons of blood stained loot and this fills him with joy. He now can cut services to all Americans, ruthlessly, because we have no money and he doesn't care, it is all going to off shore bank accounts!
Halliburton alone has earned more than $US9 billion. Pentagon audits released by Democrats in June showed $US1.03 billion in "questioned" costs and $422 million in "unsupported" costs for Halliburton's work in Iraq.
Hahaha, he laughs. All that money coming from Uncle Hu and Uncle Wen. Bush will wave the flag and drive us into another disaster and his Communist uncles will bankroll everything. All he has to do is secretly sign certain documents turning over America to them. He doesn't care. He plans to leave.

&spades From CNN:
At the request of CNN, a federal judge in Texas Friday night blocked emergency officials in New Orleans from preventing the media from covering the recovery of bodies from Hurricane Katrina.

Attorneys for the network argued that the ban was an unconstitutional prior restraint on news gathering.

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison issued a temporary restraining order against a "zero access" policy announced earlier Friday by Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who is overseeing the federal relief effort in the city, and Terry Ebbert, the city's homeland security director.

A hearing was scheduled for Saturday morning to determine if the order should be made permanent.
Bush and the military, after successfully hiding all the dead Iraqis and dead Afghanis and dead American soldiers are now trying to hide the dead American citizens. They should quiz some Nazis about this art form. fAlready, a ghoulish fashion designer has made a dress based on the photo (which I posted here) of the impromptu grave of "Vera".

America didn't go bankrupt during WWII simply because the Democratic President wouldn't let the industrialists charge an arm and a leg for everything. No one got filthy rich but no one was beggared, indeed, we flourished and America came out stronger.

Now they are leeches and vampires and we get weaker and weaker, look at our debts we are accumulating! We know for certain that Bush will laugh when California blows out. His minions will joke about it. They will say, we won another trifecta! And count the dollars. Like vandals breaking windows for the glass factory, they will imagine rebuilding America at tremendous cost will make us all billionaires.

It will make us all slaves.

Rome was trashed over and over, too. And laid in ruins for 1,000 years.

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