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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:32 PM
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TX Money, Oil, Bankrupcy, Murder, Fundie-ism----and Shrub
So the A&E network was running an "American Justice" episode rehashing the T. Cullen DAVIS trials, regarding the shootings of his divorcing wife, her boyfriend, her daughter, etc. At the end he was acquitted, went bankrupt, went Fundie.

The DAVIS story was old news, but with DU eyes and ears, the words "Texas millionaire, bankruptcy, oil, born again" add up to Shrub. So I proceeded to Google "Cullen Davis Bush" and by magic dots connect:

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http://www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/cohen_24_4.ht...

.... James Robison

To try to understand President Bush, we cannot help but scrutinize Robison. Now sixty years old, Robison is the product of the rape of a forty-year-old woman who tried but was unable to secure an abortion. After a hard-scrabble childhood, Robison rose in Southern Baptist circles. As a young man, he became a big draw on the revival circuit. ....

In 1982, Robison befriended Texas millionaire T. Cullen Davis. Davis had been acquitted of the murder of his wifes lover and his stepdaughter in 1977. In 1979, Davis was acquitted again, this time of attempting to procure the murder for hire of fifteen people, including the judge who had presided in his divorce case. Davis owned over one million dollars worth of Asian religious art treasures made of jade, ivory, and gold. He wanted to contribute them to Robisons ministry. Robison opined that the objects were idols and had to be destroyed in obedience to Deuteronomy 7:25.6 Davis and Robison broke the art objects to pieces with hammers and dumped the shards into a lake. ....

http://www.freepress.org/journal.php?strFunc=display&st...

Bush moons America
by Bob Fitrakis
April 1, 2000

Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush the son of former CIA Director George Herbert Walker Bush found himself in trouble and faltering after his New Hampshire defeat to Senator John McCain. A shadowy, secretive and spooky network centered around right wing religious organizations and causes rushed to his rescue in South Carolina.

At the crux of this network is the Council for National Policy (CNP) founded in 1981 by the Rev. Tim LaHaye and T. Cullen Davis, members of the ultra-right John Birch Society with financial backing from Nelson Bunker Hunt. Currently, the clandestine CNP has over 500 members and serves as the Whos Who network of the United States right wing. At the center of the CNP, with a seemingly endless supply of questionable cash, is self-proclaimed Messiah and mind control cult leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon. ....

http://rightweb.irc-online.org/groupwatch/cnp.php

Council for National Policy

Acronym/Code: CNP

Updated: 9/89

Categories:

Political

Background:

According to one source, the CNP was formed in 1981 by Texas millionaires Nelson Bunker Hunt, Herbert Hunt, and T. Cullen Davis. (5) A second source reports that it was formed by Richard Viguerie to rival the Council on Foreign Relations. (8,26) The council is composed of politically powerful, wealthy individuals. It intentionally maintains a very low profile. (3,5) One of the conditions of membership is not to reveal the names of other members or the substance of the group's meetings. (9)

The CNP bills itself as being the Council on Foreign Policy for the Right. (9) But, its importance does not lie in producing and promoting an ultra-conservative foreign policy agenda, many of its affiliates already do that. It is considered by its members as a network that encompasses the entire spectrum of right-wing politics. (3) It provides a "safe" place for representatives of a wide range of ultra-conservative, anticommunist, pro-military organizations--including the executive branch of the White House--to discuss and promote their programs. (3) ....

The right wing rode the crest of glory and power in the early years of the Reagan administration. The Iran-Contra scandal, coupled with the moral fall of the religious right, have had a devastating effect on its wellbeing. According to investigative reporter, Sidney Blumenthal, the right is bankrupt. (9) ....

Representing the New Right and neoconservatives are: ... .... ...Cullen Davis, vice pres of Kendavis Industries Intl ....

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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:34 PM
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1. *SMOOCH*
:hi:
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:39 PM
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3. These are'nt dots
They're big black heavy bold lines, trouble is nobody gives a fuck, or that moron* would'nt have been able to do what it's done.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:45 AM
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11. Smooch Back at Cha
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 08:51 AM by UTUSN
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http://www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/cohen_24_4.ht...

The Religiosity of George W. Bush
Is the personal presidential?

by Edmund D. Cohen
....

When then-Governor of Texas Bush was seeking the presidency in 2000, a story circulated that he had phoned the televangelist James Robison and said to him, Ive heard the call. I believe God wants me to run for president.1 Even that struck me as nothing more than standard Bible Belt hyperbole. What changed my mind is Stephen Mansfields unauthorized 2004 campaign hagiography, The Faith of George W. Bush.2 In it, Mansfield sets out an account of events following upon that phone call, based on an apparently recent interview with Robison:

On the day that the evangelist entered Bushs office, he was surprised to find political strategist Karl Rove there as well, and even more surprised at what Bush was about to say. My life is changed, the governor said. I had a drinking problem. I wont say I was an alcoholic, but it affected my relationships, even with my kids. It could have destroyed me. But Ive given my life to Christ.

Robison, who had heard rumors of Bushs conversion, was struck by the sincerity he sensed. He was not prepared, though, for what came next. I feel like God wants me to run for president, Bush said. I cant explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen, and, at that time, my country is going to need me. I know it wont be easy, on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.

In fact, Bush continued, I really dont want to run. My father was president. My whole family has been affected by it. I know the price. I know what it will mean. I would be perfectly happy to have people point at me someday when Im buying my fishing lures at Wal-Mart and say, That was our governor. Thats all I want. And if I run for president, that kind of life will be over. My life will never be the same. But I feel God wants me to do this, and I must do it.

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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:37 PM
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2. Kick
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:47 PM
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4. WOW! What a find! Thanks! n/t
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 PM
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5. Kick for Kicks n/t
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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:53 PM
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6. The Criminally Insane FLOCK to Bush's side...
Birds of a feather...
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:33 PM
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7. Learn something new every day. When it comes to Bushes, it's TREASON.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 10:48 PM by Octafish
Jumping portable cardiodefibrilators, UTUSN! That's some heavy lifting you did there. Too bad the members of our nation's esteemed free press are unable to apply their minds.

Most of the time, they work for Bush and so they won't avert their eyes. They'll plagiarize. But not here. Not when the truth hits home and shows the Bushes for what they are. Beholden to Moon, the right wing, America's oiligarchs, the kkkooky born-again NAZI cretins and the mob, the media give Bush a pass.

PS: Great work, UTUSN! I've got some readin' to do. Thanks to You, it's real journalism tonight - in a word, the TRUTH.

EDIT: Tippo in tittle.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:34 PM
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8. Ain't Google Amazing?
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http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilt...

.... He was the middle of three brothers, each more private than the last. Cullen and his older brother, Kenneth Davis Jr., had inherited their father's privately held oilfield supply and production company that had $2 billion in sales in 1980. The third brother had been part of Kendavis Industries until Cullen and Ken Jr. forced him out. Ken was especially reclusive. He rarely met face to face with his employees, and his servants left his meals on a tray outside his locked office door. ....

Claus von Bulow
Lord Lucan
Scott Douglas
Robert Durst
Hall-Mills Murders

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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:15 PM
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9. James Robinson a major W 'religious' advisor; also Marvin Olafsky
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:56 AM
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10. Kick!
:kick:
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