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Friday, August 06, 2004

Halliburton, Illegalities, Vice President Cheney!?

Reading the news today, can't you believe that this company did anything wrong? I thought that Dick Cheney ran that company like a church; honesty and humility being the two tenets of the business. Let's face it, folks, Halliburton and KBR are robbing the Iraqi people blind, they're bilking U.S. citizens for all they can, they're more than likely breaking the law and cutting corners all they can while they charge immoral amounts to do jobs that aren't getting done. If there's a hell and it's hot, I truly hope that one day Dick Cheney will have a shotgun seat there. Don't feel bad for him, though, because he'll have lots of friends to keep him company.

Speaking of all the terrible fighting about the MoveOn.Org tour to bounce Bush: Bruce is getting hounded by pundits and fans alike. Check out the boards at backstreets.com and you'll see even some of his diehards cursing each other and ready to physically fight to either denounce or support him. Often the issue of rock stars using their celebrity to influence people comes up, but Bruce said it best on Nightline when confronted by Ted Koppel. He retorted (and I paraphrase): "Okay, businessmen are supposed to just run businesses, not influence politicians with cronies, labor unions and ...." That did it for me. Anyone who doesn't believe that rock stars (or anyone else with loud megaphones for that matter) should try to influence anyone, you and I are living in subjugation of big business that could care less for our health, the environment, or the future health of the planet and its life all in the name of the almighty dollar. To rant on a tangent, you want to know why the radical left fringe like the Green Party exist? Because they actually have the interest of the entire world instead of themselves at heart. Now there's no way the Greens will ever take power in this country because we're brainwased with the glories of capitalism, but actually just stop and think about how the world would be if corporate profits were halted for the promotion of all people being well fed, sheltered, educated, and cared for. Utopian, I know. You may say I'm a dreamer...