Archive for August, 2009

Ecuadorian Officials Caught Red-Handed In $3 Million Bribery Scheme (Video)

August 31, 2009

Today, Chevron provided authorities in Ecuador and the U.S. with video recordings that reveal a $3 million bribery scheme implicating the judge presiding over the environmental lawsuit currently pending against Chevron. In the videos, the judge confirms that he will rule against Chevron and that appeals by the energy company will be denied.

Chevron is calling for an investigation and a disqualification of the judge in Ecuador case.

Here’s video of the corrupt judge:

Video recordings reveal a $3 million bribery scheme implicating the judge presiding over the environmental lawsuit currently pending against Chevron and individuals who identify themselves as representatives of the Ecuadorian government and its ruling party.
Hat Tip Monica Showalter

More… Here is part of the transcript:

During the meeting, Judge Núñez answered a series of questions about the case from the businessmen, who were seeking assurances the court proceedings would generate business. Novoa stated that “we have the political power” to direct remediation contracts and stressed the judge “is generating the work through the ruling.” Novoa added, “The offer from the people in the government that I represent, I’m a delegate of them, so I’m accompanying the judge so that you can be serious about the case.”

Judge Núñez confirmed that he would be issuing a ruling, the appeal would be a formality and the government would be handling the funds associated with remediation contracts. In a final exchange with the businessmen before the meeting ended, Judge Núñez revealed how he was planning to handle his ruling:

Núñez: “Any other questions for me as a judge?”
Hansen: “Oh no, I, I know clearly how it is, you say, Chevron is the guilty party?”
Núñez: “Yes Sir.”
Hansen: “And the, the, the act (decision) is October or November of this year?”
Núñez: “Yes Sir.”
Hansen: “And it’s…?”
Núñez: “No later than January.”
Hansen: “January 2010. And the money is twenty-seven (billion dollars)?”
Núñez: “It might be less, and it might be more.”

The last recorded meeting regarding the bribes, in which Judge Núñez was not present, occurred June 22 at the Alianza PAIS office in Quito. During the meeting, Garcia confirmed the details of the bribe:

Borja: “OK. Of the three million … one million is for the judge?”
Garcia: “Yes.”
Borja: “One million for the presidency…?”
Garcia: “Yes.”
Borja: “And one million for the plaintiffs?”
Garcia: “Yes, that’s right.”
Borja: “But for the plaintiffs, who gets the money, man? Fajardo?”
Garcia: “No. On this matter, we’re going to handle it here.”
Borja: “You mean Alianza PAIS would receive the payment here?”
Garcia: “Right.”

For the full transcripts and the complete video recordings, go to http://www.chevron.com/ecuador.

Oops!… Gibbs Slips- Calls War on Terror the "War on Terror"

August 31, 2009

Oops! White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs slips–
Today he called Overseas Contingency Operation the “War on Terror”…
Click on Photo for Video

This is not to be confused with the mainland contingency operation.

Obama Website: Critics of Obamacare Are Heirs of Bin Laden

August 31, 2009

More Hope and Change…
Founding Bloggers found this at Obama Website
“Critics of Obamacare are Heirs of Bin Laden”

Click on Truncated Image to Enlarge
Via Little Green Links

Here’s the latest line on those who oppose government rationing of health care:

—* RECLAIM OUR LAND FROM THE HEIRS OF, YES: BIN LADEN *—* YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE *—

In case you haven’t seen it in the News: Republican Representatives, Senators, GOP Party Leader, GOP Political Machine top personnel (e.g., Gingritch), etc etc etc — they’re ALL every one of them applauding and encouraging their zealot-horde by merrily referring to them as “Proud Right-Wing Terrorists”. Google it – I’m not pulling your leg.

But don’t hate them: Misguided citizens are easy-pickings for demagogues, whom they blindly follow because they’ve been trained all their lives not to question the dogma of their religion, so it’s natural for them NOT TO QUESTION what’s being spoon-fed to them by their FALSE PROPHETS who, themselves, shamelessly seek Worldly Glory.

They don’t apply the simple Test: “Am I being led closer to God, when I do what these folks say? – Or, am I on a Bullet-Train to the Devil, and I’m just a pawn to make these folks richer and more powerful?” Because, you know: the Faith one has in God, is different from faith one should have in Man. And you need to be even MORE skeptical, when one of ‘em says that God picked them for something or another. You can bet whatever they’re doing is making them more powerful/ more wealthy, and certainly less pious, no? Ooops, and following them is making YOU less pious too, in thought, and in deed. Yesseree, it’s a real thing to chew on.

Just remember: We Are The Super-Heroes Who Yes WE DID, and YES, WE SHALL commence administering Super-Hero Karate Chops, beginning now.

Oh, and can some of you facebook and tweat this around? I’m not that good at it yet.
IF YOU MISS THIS DAY, JUST DO IT OVER THE WEEKEND – IT’LL ALL GET REPORTED TO THE RESPECTIVE SENATORS ON MONDAY, ANYWAY.

INTRODUCING— The "Extreme Takeover" T-Shirt

August 31, 2009

Just in time for the Teddycare debate—
The “Extreme Takeover” T-Shirt

–Click on Photo to Order Yours–

Get your Extreme Takeover – White House Edition T-Shirt here! Only $13.95 plus shipping!

Wear yours as you watch the Pelosi-Reid-Obama Triumvirate swallow up one-sixth of the US economy with Teddycare.

My friend Kevin Jackson from The Black Sphere is selling these T-shirts to Obamacare resistors and mobsters.
Pretty creative, huh?

The shirt orders will ship on September 10.

Another Grim Milestone– Obama’s Approval Rating Hits New Low

August 31, 2009

Dear Leader’s approval rating hit a new low today.

Hat Tip Rod
Only 46% of Americans approve of Barack Obama’s performance down 19 points since the start of the year.
Rasmussen reported:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11 (see trends)…

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. That’s the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats approve while 83% of Republicans disapprove. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 66% disapprove. See other recent demographic highlights from the tracking polls.

Harry Reid: Teddy’s Death Will Help Us Pass Obamacare

August 31, 2009

Do it for Teddy– Pass socialized health care.

Sharp Elbows took this at the IBEW St. Louis rally for Obamacare.

Harry Reid is expecting Teddy Kennedy’s death will help the democratic majority pass Obamacare.
The Hill Blog reported:

The passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) could help Senate Democrats struggling this year to advance health care reform, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said during an interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal, published yesterday.From the transcript:

“Q: How will U.S. Sen. (Edward) Kennedy’s death affect things?

Reid: I think it’s going to help us. He hasn’t been around for some time. We’re going to have a new chairman of that committee, it’ll be, I don’t know for sure, but I think Sen. (Chris) Dodd, (D-Conn.). He has a right to take it. Either him or (U.S. Sen. Tom) Harkin, (D-Iowa), whichever one wants it can have it. I think he (Kennedy) will be a help. He’s an inspiration for us. That was the issue of his life and he didn’t get it done.”

Reid also declared the August recess has improved Democrats’ chances of passing health care reform in the near future:

Reid: “For one thing I think the American people have seen the wrongness of trying to interrupt meetings and yell and scream at people. That’s lost a lot of its pizzazz.

When he was talking about interrupting meetings did he mean like this?… Or this?
Just wondering.

False Alarm– Ridge Backpedals On Pressure to Raise Terror Alert Level

August 31, 2009

It figures.
Ridge now says– “I was never pressured.”

Tom Ridge backtracked from accusing the Bush White House of pressuring him to raise the threat level before the 2004 election.
USA Today reported:

Former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge, speaking for the first time about accusations made in his new book, says he did not mean to suggest that other top Bush administration officials were playing politics with the nation’s security before the 2004 presidential election.
“I’m not second-guessing my colleagues,” Ridge said in an interview about The Test of Our Times, which comes out Tuesday and recounts his experiences as head of the nation’s homeland security efforts in the first several years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

In the book, Ridge portrays his fledgling department as playing second fiddle to other Cabinet-level heavyweights. As secretary, he says he was never invited to participate in National Security Council meetings, he was left out of the information loop by the FBI and his proposal to establish Homeland Security offices in major cities such as New Orleans were rejected.

His most explosive accusation: that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft pressed him to raise the national threat level after Osama bin Laden released a videotape criticizing President Bush shortly before Election Day 2004. Ridge writes he rejected raising the level because bin Laden had released nearly 20 such tapes since 9/11 and the latest contained nothing suggesting an imminent threat.

…Last week, when word got out about Ridge’s accusations, Rumsfeld’s spokesman Keith Urbahn issued a statement calling them “nonsense.”

Now, Ridge says he did not mean to suggest he was pressured to raise the threat level, and he is not accusing anyone of trying to boost Bush in the polls. “I was never pressured,” Ridge said.

New– Pole Dance Doll For Little Girls & Tassle Tees For Tots

August 31, 2009

It’s come to this.
New for toddlers–

Now your little toddler can own her first tassle T-shirt (I’m assuming it’s for girls?).
Stroller Derby reported:

Would you buy a shirt for your baby that had nipple tassels on it? One company is hoping you will.

ParentDish interviewed the designer behind TwistedTwee, which is selling t-shirts for babies and preschoolers that include nipple tassels, among other items.

The designer, Suzi Warren, told ParentDish via email that “The Nipple Tassel t-shirt was designed as a response to my own distaste at seeing mini versions of sexy clothes on young children. Five-year-olds wearing slashed mini skirts and boob tubes, little thumb-sucking Britneys.” I guess that’s like wearing blackface to protest racism? Mostly Warren is doing it to make money. At least I hope that’s why. If she honestly believes that this is an effective form of protest, I’d hate to think what she’d do with an issue like health care reform.

And after she outgrows her tassle-T she’ll be old enough to start playing with her Pole Dance doll.

The Pole Dance doll for little girls.
What will they think of next?

Tea Party Patriots Greet Obama’ s Astroturf Express at IBEW Union Hall Rally …Update: "Let’s Do It For Teddy" Signs

August 31, 2009

Organizing For America held a rally in support of Obama’s Health Control Bill tonight at the IBEW Hall in St. Louis. (Of course, it was at the union hall.) The IBEW Rally is part of a bus tour organized by OFA, which will hit 12 major cities/states, one of which was St. Louis.

Here comes the Astroturf Express–

Photo via The Dana Show

A few hundred St. Louis Tea Party Patriots welcomes Obama’s Astroturf Express to St. Louis when it arrived.
Here comes the bus!

Hat Tip James B.

Of course…
They rolled out the “Let’s Do It For Teddy” signs.

Sharp Elbows took this from inside the union headquarters–

And, here’s the counter sign:

Here’s one of the chants outside the union hall rally– “Read the bill!”

It was nice of the union to allow Team Obama to hold their rally at the hall tonight…
You don’t suppose it had anything to do with the fact that Obamacare will bail out the bankrupt union pension plans, do you?


The local media interviewed a few of the Tea Party Patriots.

More… Sharp Elbows has video from inside the union rally.

And, Patch put this “Astroturf vs Grassroots” video together from last nights rally:

Pro-Obamacare Tea Party Crasher SMASHES ATTENDEE In the Face With His Elbow & Disrupts Meeting (Video)

August 30, 2009

More Hope & Change–
Barack Obama gave his marching orders:

Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
Obama To His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”

His supporters followed through…
But, don’t expect the state-run media to report on this.

The Tucson area Tea Party Coalition held a meeting at Rincon High School in Tucson this weekend. Over 1,000 people showed up at the event… including one violent counter-protester.

The pro-Obama thug disrupted the meeting screaming– marched to the front of the room holding a sign——
And, then SLAMMED AN ATTENDEE IN THE FACE with his elbow!

Here’s the video:

Hat Tip Rod

*** Here is the video of the pro-Obama thug disrupting the meeting before he smashed the attendee with his elbow. And KGUN has a clear shot of the assault.
The protester was first identified as “Don Alvarez.” Later he is identified as “Chavez.”

The Tucson Tea Party has much more on the otherwise successful event.