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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 08:42 AM

Liz Cheney's husband: "Treasonous Fucker"

I find it rich indeed that Pitiful Pearl Look-alike and war criminal daughter Liz Cheney is touting herself as some sort of breath of fresh air and the fount of youth and new ideas in her senatorial campaign. I haven't heard much about her husband, Philip Perry, so I poked around a bit and found this. There is much, much more about him elsewhere, but this is a start:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/philip-perry-treasonous-f_b_42377.html

(From Bill Maher)..."As documented in this incisive Washington Monthly article by Art Levine, after 9/11 the Environmental Protection Agency looked at chemical plants across the U.S. and concluded that at least 700 sites posed a potential threat to kill or injure over 100,000 people if attacked. In neocon math, that's over thirty 9/11s.

After nearly a year's worth of work led by Christie Todd Whitman and Tom Ridge, twelve senior Bush administration officials met in March of 2003 to finalize legislation granting Whitman's EPA the authority to oversee chemical plant security and require them to submit plans for lowering their risks. But then Philip Perry, at that time the general counsel for the White House Office of Management and Budget, waltzed in, said Congress would never go for it, and the deal was dead. Our chemical plants would have to go back to being protected by the same folks who protected them before: nobody.

It had long been part of the official White House plan for the EPA to oversee the chemical industry, but Christie Whitman said: "They woke up and heard from industry." ...
....."Six months after that March 2003 meeting, Perry left the White House to lobby for the Washington law firm that represents the American Chemistry Council, strong-arming the Department of Homeland Security for Lockheed Martin and General Electric. But in 2005 he returned to the administration -- he didn't leave his lobbying job, just moved offices. In his new job as general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, he gained authority for DHS to oversee chemical plant security simply so he could require nothing from them. Because it's just so inconvenient for chemical plants to have to lock their doors at night. Not only that, but he also finagled things so that DHS has the power to set aside laws from commie states like New Jersey that have attempted to put stricter security requirements for their chemical plants in place.

People ask why we haven't been hit again since 9/11. The answer is luck. "


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Reply Liz Cheney's husband: "Treasonous Fucker" (Original post)
Tanuki Jul 2013 OP
Snotcicles Jul 2013 #1
UTUSN Jul 2013 #2
starroute Jul 2013 #3
Cracklin Charlie Jul 2013 #4
FourScore Jul 2013 #5
RevStPatrick Jul 2013 #6
libodem Jul 2013 #7
Tanuki Jul 2013 #9
crim son Jul 2013 #17
whatchamacallit Jul 2013 #8
L0oniX Jul 2013 #11
heaven05 Jul 2013 #12
Ilsa Jul 2013 #10
Boomerproud Jul 2013 #18
Fantastic Anarchist Jul 2013 #13
Tanuki Jul 2013 #14
Fantastic Anarchist Jul 2013 #15
toby jo Jul 2013 #16
joeybee12 Jul 2013 #19
rhett o rick Jul 2013 #20

Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 08:57 AM

1. My sister had a Pitiful Pearl, and you just tainted that memory forever. nt

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 09:50 AM

2. R#11 & K n/t

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:15 AM

3. Here's a Washington Monthly article with a lot more detail

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2007/0703.levine.html

Enter Philip Perry. When Michael Chertoff was nominated to head the DHS in 2005, he had asked Perry to join him as the department’s general counsel. The two were not only colleagues at Latham & Watkins but also members of the conservative Federalist Society, and they were of like minds in their general distrust of government regulation of business. By the summer of 2006, as various bills competed for attention, Perry’s services were in great demand. “Industry went back to the well,” says one DHS official.

Perry came through in a characteristically concealed manner. When it became clear that Collins-Lieberman was going nowhere, Perry went searching for a new vehicle to get more industry-friendly results. He would find it in a DHS appropriations bill in the Senate, to which had been attached an obscure amendment giving the DHS short-term regulatory authority over chemical security. Perry reworked the language and helped to get it added to the spending bill in a conference committee. Under the new amendment, the DHS would have nominal authority to regulate the chemical industry but also have its hands tied where required. For example, the DHS would be barred from requiring any specific security measures, and citizens would be prohibited from suing to enforce the law. Best of all for industry, while the bill didn’t mention giving the DHS preemption authority, it didn’t bar it, either, leaving a modicum of wiggle room on the subject. In other words, if Perry was sufficiently brazen, he could claim for the DHS the power to nullify the chemical regulations in New Jersey.

He was sufficiently brazen. When the DHS finally unveiled its proposed regulations in late December of last year, Hill staffers noticed that the department had effectively granted itself the power to set aside state laws, even though the new federal law didn’t expressly grant such authority. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were livid. “In order to please their cronies in the chemical industry, the Bush administration is willing to put the health and safety of millions of people at risk,” said Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). Senator Collins, for her part, released a statement accusing the DHS of attempting to create regulatory powers “out of whole cloth.” It was indeed curious that Perry, who had been so cautious about allowing the EPA to claim regulatory authority in the Clean Air Act, should now be so bold in interpreting the language in an appropriations rider. Or perhaps it wasn’t so curious at all.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:23 AM

4. This needs much more attention!

Along with Pitiful Pearl! Is this guy still an employee of the federal government?

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:47 AM

5. Husband?? I'm confused.

I thought Liz Cheney was openly gay.



Help.

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Response to FourScore (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:51 AM

6. That's her sister Mary. n/t

 

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Response to FourScore (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:53 AM

7. I think that's Mary

There are two sisters.

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Response to FourScore (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:00 AM

9. You're thinking of her monstrously hypocritical sister. Dan Savage said it well:

http://slog.thestranger.com/2007/02/the_passion_of_mary_cheney

(from Dan Savage)...."Again, Mary, nice try. You kept your mouth clamped shut when your father needed the political support of assholes like Dobson. And now that your dad is a despised lame-duck VP, dad’s gay-bashing political allies feel free to treat you with the same contempt with which they have long treated other gay and lesbians. And now you cry foul?

Sorry, Mary, and fuck you. You and your whole fucked-up family crawled into bed with bigots like Dobson when it suited you. And now you and your whole fucked-up family have some explaining to do. So welcome to the political debate, Mary, and remember…

Your side started it. It only serves you right that you’re going to have to finish it."...

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Response to FourScore (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:58 AM

17. That's what I was thinking.

I forgot about Mary.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:55 AM

8. I submit we haven't been hit again because

the neocons dare not push their luck.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:03 AM

11. Well thanks to the NSA and DHS we now know when grandma is baking a cake.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:09 AM

12. that's

saying a lot.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:01 AM

10. Why aren't the woman-hating Cons crying about

Liz Cheney not taking her husband's last name? I don't believe for a minute that they are cool with that.

I bet we could start an internal ruckus over that.

And we need to start by calling him "Mr. Cheney."

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 12:06 PM

18. Well, hypocrisy is their middle name.

Paging Hillary RODHAM Clinton, whose name was a political football clear up to the being First Lady.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:24 AM

13. I'm sure he broke some kind of law by being both a lobbyist and General Council for DHS.

If not, then that's a massive conflict of interests.

Also, maybe a subpoena for bank records are in order? I'd be willing to bet my left testicle that there are some shady transactions involved with this.

Liz is evil; I'm debating if she may even be more evil than her father.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:31 AM

14. She and her father have merged into one

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:34 AM

15. Annnnnnnnnd I now need eye bleach.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:40 AM

16. No more computer time for you.

 

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 12:27 PM

19. That whole family is filth...knr

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:20 PM

20. The answer to the question as to why we havent been hit since 9/11 is that it isnt necessary.

One hit looks like it was enough. We are imploding and do not need additional help. The terrorists are laughing, the corporations are grateful. The middle class is dead.

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