Thursday, September 11, 2008

HUH? WHAT?!!! IRAQ TIED TO 9/11?? Golly, Mrs. Mooseburger, We Didn't Know That!!

OMG! She Struck Again!

From Think Progress (Matt Yglesias)

Earlier today, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin linked the Iraq war to the attacks of September 11, 2001, “telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would ‘defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.’” “America can never go back to that false sense of security that came before September 11, 2001,” said Palin at the deployment ceremony. Watch it:

As the Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut points out, “The idea that Iraq shared responsibility with al-Qaeda for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, once promoted by Bush administration officials, has since been rejected even by the president himself.”

I give up!! If Palin gets into office, it's all over - for any form of intelligence in Washington. The Republicans can't live this 9/11 down:

  • John McCain's release pictures from Viet Nam are "discovered"
  • Palin's son and the Alaskan troops are sent off on this day!
  • Palin declares that Iraq was involved in 9/11!!

Is Bush giving this lady lessons in rhetoric and reasoning?

SEX for OIL? A Whole New Meaning to "Drill! Drill! Drill!"

So THIS is what a bureaucrat's office looks like!

What Do They Do With The Oil?
Why, Sell It Back, Silly!

Darn! I thought it was for something more creative!

An ongoing investigation that has taken over two years and cost $5.3 million has determined that the Denver and Washington offices of the RIK (Royalty in Kind) overseeing payments by oil companies were nothing less than ongoing orgies of gift-giving and sex (shock!)


The alleged transgressions involve 13 former and current Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington. Their alleged improprieties include rigging contracts, working part-time as private oil consultants, and having sexual relationships with — and accepting golf and ski trips and dinners from — oil company employees, according to three reports released Wednesday by the Interior Department's inspector general.

The investigations reveal a "culture of substance abuse and promiscuity" by a small group of individuals "wholly lacking in acceptance of or adherence to government ethical standards," wrote Inspector General Earl E. Devaney. Devaney's office spent more than two years and $5.3 million on the investigations.

Shock! Gasp! Horrors! O.K., we're talking major corruption involving billions of dollars worth of oil - oil which is given as part of royalties owed to the government for drilling on federal land - which is either stockpiled by the government or sold back to some of the energy companies who gave them the oil in the first place. Got that?So the middle man in all of this is playing footsie (is Senator Craig Stevens involved in any way?) with oil company employees and getting loads of other "perks."

When approached by reports of the investigation,two oil marketers who received gifts and gratuities on at least 135 occasions displayed no remorse. (they probably had sh*t-eating grins on their faces) when confronted with their activities, Devaney said. He singled out Chevron as refusing to cooperate with the investigation.

Getting drilled for drilling. Why that's the American Way!

Oops! I smell something burning. A Bush, maybe?

Just a thought.