Thursday, February 02, 2012

Brownbackistan Billionaire Brothers Pays Lawyer to Howl Foul @ Wall Street Journal Ed/Op

A John Birch Koch head discovers he's on Obama's Libertard list after his secret meet-up at Indian Wells.
Image Tip: Reaganomic, Raping America Since 1981
Yes those crazy rich John Birch Libertards from Wichita, Ks. are at it again, this time with yet another high profile attorney writing a paranoid rant defending them in the Wall Street Journal claiming the billionaires are on Obama's Enemies List.


The ranting lawyer Ted Olson writes in the WSJ:
" ... What would you do if the White House engaged in derogatory speculative innuendo about the integrity of your tax returns? Suppose also that the president's surrogates and allies in the media regularly attacked you, sullied your reputation and questioned your integrity. On top of all of that, what if a leading member of the president's party in Congress demanded your appearance before a congressional committee this week so that you could be interrogated about the Keystone XL oil pipeline project in which you have repeatedly—and accurately—stated that you have no involvement? ... "
Considering the Koch boys have bought most Kansas Republicans elected to office with campaign donations, including over the decades the hundreds of thousands to our Dear Leader Sam Brownback, is it really that fucking strange?

Dig how Olson raves on about the Koch "tax returns" when everybody knows that they sue the IRS at the drop of a hat and demand every gawd damn dime owed them in government oil royalties and ethanol subsidy checks. Checks that over the years number in the hundreds of millions of dollars. How's that "socialism" for those lazy welfare cheats? Or those illegal immigrant's kids getting food stamps? Better cut them off, damn it! Then by Gawd, they'll engage in what Mitt Romney calls "voluntary deportation".

Kansans are getting pretty steamed over the influences of wealthy powerful and private citizens pumping money into who knows what bank accounts for who knows which gawd damn get rich scheme dripping out of the mouth of every pious religious, "I'm just trying to make a buck" political fix-it wizard.

It's called conspiracy.  And folks, the Church of Fred Phelps did not make this up.

It must be a gawd damn conspiracy, they must somehow seal the deal with a handshake, a wink, a nudge, a nod, or if they're unlucky a written contract. Hat tip to Monty Python and Gore Vidal.

Image Tip: Occupy Koch Town, Feb. 17-19, 2012
But what if you are Gov. Brownback, not as rich as the Koch boys or able to hire such bright talent? But you do happen to have a certain south Jefferson County, Kansas lawyer as "chief counsel" to run point and catch spears thrown toward you by the press?

An attorney who also swilled campaign slop from the same Koch money trough? Well, why not?

Hell yes, have him cover the governor's ass about all those state committee legislators attending the January  "private" dinners at Cedar Crest. (That's the taxpayer funded Topeka governor's mansion for you flyover people.)

And guess what, that's a gawd damn secret too, at least according to Brownback's legal head honcho Caleb Stegall.

At least, unless and until, the Topeka Capital Journal and others of the Kansas Press Association follow through and get those Kansas Open Meeting Acts (KOMA) papers together.

KOMA, that's a pretty funny term for an abbreviation ... I sometimes wonder if these political farts around here in Kansas who just get more and more conservative, deeper and deeper into the post-Enlightenment mental basement way down there where all the worms and fungi thrive, will recover from this political coma..

Here's what an Associated Press article that appeared way-out in western Dodge City, Kansas had to say about those "private" dinners:
" ... Stegall said once committee members were warned, the dinners became informational sessions, which are allowed under the law. He cited a 2009 opinion from then-Attorney General Steve Six.
     Topeka attorney Mike Merriam, who represents the Kansas Press Association and the Capital-Journal, said Six's opinion involved electronic communication. Applying it to a personal gathering is a stretch, he said.
     "A member of a public agency isn't complying with the law just because that person says nothing at an illegal meeting," he said. "If one of those members goes to an illegal meeting, it's a violation of KOMA whether they say anything or not."
     Some legislators who spoke to the Capital-Journal last week about the dinners said legislative issues were discussed and didn't mention being warned about the open meetings law. ..."

And if that isn't enough to choke a chortle out of you, read how "Wichita Liberty" blogger Bob Weeks whines for the Koch boys by invoking demon Nixon (perhaps the most liberal of 20th century presidents according to Dr. Noam Chomsky) while the Koch's paid legal blow-horn Ted Olson in the Wall Street Journal throws in the scare of McCarthy for good measure.

Hey didn't those gun happy John Birch Society schmucks cheer on old crazy Joe McCarthy from their fall-out shelters back then?

Strange how one screams "communist" and another calls Obama "socialist" and when all that fails really scare the shit out of them old farts and yell "Nixon."

Gawd No! "Nixon!"

Hey even the self-described "libertarians" like Alan Greenspan, Donald Trump, that old dominatrix Ayn Rand and cagey Dr. Ron Paul knew Nixon was called "Tricky Dickie" BTW.

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