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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Supreme Court: It’s Not Just for Bribery Any More

Halliburton is asking for a little help from America’s Bribery Clearinghouse (formerly known as the U.S. Supreme Court). Shouldn’t be a problem.

After all, this is the same “court” that selected a president in 2000. Shortly afterward, one of the court’s “justices” went on a hunting trip with the vice president he had just selected, even though this vice president had a case pending before the court. They insisted there was no conflict of interest here. A bit later, the “court” ruled in favor of its selected vice president; and this ruling had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the vice president and this court “justice” had just been out in the woods together, hunting and bonding and doing guy stuff.

And just last week the Supreme Court ruled that bribery is a constitutional right. Purchasing a few congressmen, rigging elections — aw come on, it doesn’t get any more American than that.

And now they’ll probably do this little favor for Halliburton. Incidentally, this vice president — who was selected by the Supreme Court in 2000 — was once the CEO of Halliburton. Small world.

Anyway, Halliburton needs a little favor from Bribes R Us the Supreme Court. If you read liberal blogs or “alternative” news sites, you probably know about this case. The mainstream “media” wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole.

Jamie Leigh Jones, a Halliburton employee in Iraq, was gang raped by some of her coworkers. This link goes into more detail.

After she was gang raped, her supervisors locked her in a shipping container for 24 hours. No food, no water and needless to say, no medical help of any kind. Jamie Leigh Jones filed a lawsuit against Halliburton (who wouldn’t?).

And now Halliburton wants the Supreme Court ("We Can Fix Anything!") to take care of this little, uh, problem. Halliburton’s current CEO and Justice Antonin Scalia will probably go on a duck hunting trip soon. And this of course will have no connection with anything when the Supreme Court dismisses that pesky lawsuit against Halliburton.

Coming soon to your mailbox: A plain white envelope marked “Do Not Destroy, Official Document. 2010 Congressional District Census.” When you receive this, please open it immediately. It’s urgent! The Republican Party needs money from YOU. That commie Kenya-born Muslim Terrorist is just about to take over America, and Wall Street needs YOUR help! NOW.

Michael Steele, the GOP’s Token Negro, said: “Strengthening our Party for the 2010 elections is going to take a massive grass-roots effort all across America. That is why I have authorized a Census to be conducted of every Congressional District in the country.”

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I'm sure Halliburton's high-pay lawyers will convince the (urp) justices that Jones wasn't raped, she was actually counseled for not fighting hard enough to keep her pants on and her legs togethr. As for locking her in a box, that was just for her own safety. It was to keep her counselors from having to kill her to keep her from reporting them.

Hey, Supremes, what's a little felony or two, what's a little rape and kidnapping, when the sanctity of a signed waiver is at stake? Especially when a well-connected special interest's very special interest could be harmed.

January 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I agree with SW; these bought-off hacks are not going to make a corporation answerable in any way, shape, form, or fashion for anything. Period.

January 26, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

The Supreme-idiot court will let Halliburton off this hook, I have no doubt of that. I'll be surprised if I'm wrong.

The GOP is sorry as hell.

January 26, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

When Jamie Leigh Jones gets found guilty of seducing the bunch of thugs who raped her, the Supreme Court might as well shut the doors, lock up, and throw the key away. We obviously do not need any more justice, ever.

January 26, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Holte, I'm beginning to think we ought to lay the Supremes off and outsource their cases. The Constitution says in so many words they serve so long as they behave well, and Congress decides whether their behavior passes muster. So, Congress could conclude they must be smoking something illegal, after that Citizens United decision, and can the bunch of them.

Oh wait, I forgot. That would be filibustered by a Republican senator, and Republicans have a 41-59 majority in the Senate. Forget I said anything.

January 26, 2010 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Damn right, she would've fought back harder if she didn't really want it. And for God's sake, what was she wearing??? Halliburton's bottom line is much more important than some whiny employee's safety.

Good idea about Congress deciding that the Supreme Court no longer passes muster. But as you noted, those 41 Republican senators will have the 59 Democrats cowering and paralyzed with fear.

JR: I'm afraid you're right about those bought-off hacks.

Bee: The Supreme Court and Halliburton -- talk about the fox and the henhouse.

Holt: You nailed it. That femme fatale seduced those poor coworkers and then tried to frame them. Too bad we don't have the Salem Witch Trials any more; they'd get to the bottom of this. She'd probably float, thereby proving that she's a witch.

January 26, 2010 at 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of those old fliers pretending it's from someone official like The "League of Women Voters" that would urge you to Vote all Republican on the ballot. But if you looked closely, it was from the local Republican Party.

Looks like they are bringing them back with a vengeance.


January 26, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Preach on, Brother Holte. When will you women stop making us rape you? We're trying to wine and dine here. Sheesh!

January 27, 2010 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I first heard of that tactic from Howard Jarvis. I don't remember if it was Proposition 13 or one of his other gimmicks that came afterward. He was sending out mailers disguised as property tax bills, trying to drum up public anger.

Randal: I'm surprised Rush Limbaugh hasn't zeroed in on this woman and called her a feminazi.

January 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Well, I guess the only thing the courts are good for these days is to get people in there for lying about bjs, everything else you are on your own. See now if Jamie had not been born a wily temptress of a woman this would never have happened to her. It is her own fault and you women just have to deal with it that some men just cannot control themselves around you. It is probably best if you don't go near the men.**
**I wish what I just said had been made up, sadly I heard this from one of my neighborhood wingers, when this first was on CSPAN a little bit ago when she was trying to get her day in court.

January 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: That's right. Smoking marijuana, lying about a BJ -- those are the things that matter. Corruption, bribery, covering up a gang rape -- well, you know, limited government, bootstraps, etc.

The court "justices" will have to ask Jamie what she was wearing.

January 28, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

Oh, those Justices are too busy getting their knickers out of their colons after the smack they got on national TV last night. It was extremely gratifying to see them soooo very unhappy :)

January 28, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bee: I don't know which was more fun, seeing the Supreme Court jesters grimacing and squirming, or seeing the congressional Republican "leaders" sitting there motionless when everybody else was cheering.

January 28, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

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