Punishing Competence

Ken AshfordCorporate Greed, IraqLeave a Comment

What happens if you actually do your job, and the result is a potential embarrassment to the Bushies? You get demoted: A top Army contracting official who criticized a large, noncompetitive contract with the Halliburton Company for work in Iraq was demoted Saturday for what the Army called poor job performance. The official, Bunnatine H. Greenhouse, has worked in military … Read More

Not Angry

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Congress, Corporate Greed, Crime, Foreign Affairs, Godstuff, Iraq, Plamegate, Republicans, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, War on Terrorism/Torture1 Comment

In response to a comment on that his blog is "full of hatred and anger", Corrente not only denied the charge, but set out to compile a list of things he was not angry about, as well as things he doesn’t hate.  It’s not only long, but a work-in-progress, so check out  Corrente’s site for the latest revisions and updates: … Read More

ExxonMobil-Cooney Timeline

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Corporate GreedLeave a Comment

I could rant and rave about the White House’s ass-licking of the oil industry, but sometimes all it takes is to let the facts speak for themselves: Seven days ago: "President’s George Bush’s decision not to sign the United States up to the Kyoto global warming treaty was partly a result of pressure from ExxonMobil, the world’s most powerful oil … Read More

Support The Troops

Ken AshfordCorporate Greed, IraqLeave a Comment

From The Left Coaster: Did his duty – then lost his job Michael Warren, a native of Port Jefferson, L.I., is suing International Business Machines Corp. for firing him because since 9/11 he’s been called up too often by the Army Reserves. And IBM has HOW MANY Pentagon contracts?

The Bankruptcy Bill

Ken AshfordCongress, Corporate GreedLeave a Comment

Let’s start with a story ripped from today’s headlines: In Cleveland, for example, a municipal court judge tossed out a case that Discover Bank brought against one of its cardholders after closely examining the woman’s credit card bill. According to court papers, Ruth M. Owens, a 53-year-old disabled woman, paid the company $3,492 over six years on a $1,963 debt … Read More


Ken AshfordBush & Co., Corporate Greed, IraqLeave a Comment

Cheney has stated that he has had no role or influence in the government’s award of no-competitive-bid contracts to Halliburton. As Time and CNN are reporting, a March 5, 2003 e-mail puts those comments into question. The email is "an internal Pentagon e-mail from an Army Corps of Engineers official to another Pentagon employee". As the story says: The e-mail … Read More

Cheney Is A Lying Liar

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Corporate Greed, IraqLeave a Comment

Hat tip to Lizard Queen for catching this recent news item: WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Pentagon e-mail said Vice President Dick Cheney coordinated a huge Halliburton government contract for Iraq, despite Cheney’s denial of interest in the company he ran until 2000. The March 5, 2003 e-mail, from an Army Corps of Engineers official, said that top Pentagon official Douglas … Read More