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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:45 PM
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Sen Dianne Feinstein's Husband Top Iraq War Profiteer
http://www.businesspundit.com/the-25-most-vicious-iraq-... /



Perini (controlled by financier Richard Blum) is one of the more controversial companies to have scored big-time Iraq war money. Thats because Blums wife, Senator Dianne Feinstein, appears to have used her seat on the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee to steer the $650 million environmental cleanup deal in his favor. This has lead to outrage and cries for conflict of interest investigations among those in the media, as well as Feinsteins peers in Congress. Feinstein has also neglected to comment on this potential conflict of interest. This has lead to what Metroactive.com calls an omission has called her ethical standards into question.

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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:51 PM
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1. see? this is the whole problem
the Dems are not any better, just different crooks
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:54 PM
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2. Well there is a reason for taking impeachment off the table now isn't there
and it sure isn't for shits and grins either. We find ourselves with a majority of our congress critters as liars and thieves, just amazing that.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:54 AM
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21. Corruption is full-time family affair....
It's just amazing. I thought nepotism was bad at my county court house? (Every Aunt-Uncle-Brother and Sister is sucking of the county tax tit at $20 and hour with full benefits). But Washington outdoes them all. Sen Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, is Dept of Labor... she is always on Faux-TV shilling for Bush. Sen Phil Gramm's wife is head of the Commodity Future Trading Commission.(It's hard work rubber stamping all those dividend checks into their Swiss Bank Account) And Elizabeth Dole has had her hand in everything from the drug companies to the Red Cross... for years now. I wonder how many other husband/Wife teams we have in Govt that have their own little "enterprises" going on the side? :think:
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:08 AM
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18. kick
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:58 PM
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3. Jello warned people about her 20 years ago...
but sadly, they did not listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCPn0l220MY
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:16 PM
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9. thanks for that link
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:23 PM
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31. Good link
Thank you. I'm tired of holding my head watching this shit unfold.

Jello :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9-97gZaM-c
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:00 PM
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4. While few Californians will admit to ever having voted for DiFi...
...what she is accused of is run-of-the-mill corruption.

Not excusable, and deserving of an investigation at the very least, but simple corruption nonetheless.

However, it is light years away from what the GOP has done.


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:02 PM
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6. No, it's exactly what they have done. She did it with them.
This is a person that built her career on the murders of Milk and Moscone. And, that's just how she started out.

This is a person who ignored hundreds of thousands of us begging her not to vote for the IWR. What's your constituency when you've got contracts in play.

There's no difference whatsoever.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:11 PM
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8. We'll just have to disagree then.
Although her career tracks closely to every GOPher, the "get a contract for your spouse" is vastly different than the calculated crap the GOP has pulled on this country the since Reagan's Contract on America.


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:20 PM
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10. That's exactly the Diane Feinstein School of Public Service.
Twins.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:28 PM
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11. We'll just have to disagree then.
The GOP Party machine is vastly different that what Dean has created for the Democratic Party.

DiFi's corruption pales in comparison.


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PerpetuallyDazed Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:45 PM
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22. You're missing the point...
This keeps our congress people from doing their jobs (like proceeding with impeachment hearings and the like) because they can be blackmailed/coerced. THAT is the problem! She is just as culpable as the GOP.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:39 PM
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23. We'll just have to disagree then.
DiFi is one person; the GOP is a bast network of sleeper cells awaiting orders to do their Party's bidding.


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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:01 PM
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5. Isn't she also DLC? --
Makes me want to kick the shit out of something!! :grr:

Hey, CA? Vote her OUT!!!
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:08 PM
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7. Sorry Charlie, incumbent Democrats get a free ride thru the primaries.
It sure would be nice but the party will support her all the way as well as all the big money.
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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:37 PM
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12. Well, that explains why this piece-of-shit hasn't been doing her fucking job.
Congressional Democrats: Very much like Republicans, but not nearly as stupid or hung up on Judeochristian morality.
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:41 PM
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13. when will we ever learn? all these DINOs are bought and paid for.
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:08 AM
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14. I thought it was Bechtel she was protecting.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:40 PM
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26. What, she can't coddle both? nt
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:37 AM
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15. I think he used to be the president of URS
HUGH military contractor, but also one of the more "blue" contractors out there.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:41 AM
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16. DiFi's P.R. troupe does a VERY good job of subterfuge...
...but the facts remain. DiFi has not had the priorities of the citizens of California nor the United States front and center for a long time. Look up Military-Industrial Complex tool in the dictionary. You WILL see DiFi's plaster face.
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:57 AM
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17. It's time to bring her down (and Pelosi too).
they should have primary challenges. Go Shirley Golub!
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:16 AM
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19. Old Diane also supported the Finger print addition to the Houseing BIll
Hey Ca. WAKE UP! Time for her to go.
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:17 AM
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20. At least Republicans are candid about not giving a shit for the concerns of average working stiffs!
Democrats say one thing when campaigning, but vote with Republicans.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:02 PM
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24. i despise all war profiteers
feinstein has really lost my respect these past several years. i don't think she's really a democrat, and this makes it clear that her first concern is certainly not her constituents.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:06 PM
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25. she's just a dirty little asshole. i've thought so for years. n/t
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varelse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:51 PM
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27. She does not have any ethical standards
and for her to have accepted, let alone used a subcommittee seat that could potentially put her in a conflict of interest situation (as it obviously has) shows that she never did.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:02 PM
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28. Man... this is just something you don't ever see today's Republicans do....
Hold 'their own' accountable.

Can you imagine if they did? This nation would be humming like a well-tuned Ferrari.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:07 PM
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29. privatizing day-to-day military support/services legitimized war-profiteering...
if haliburton and kbr can make a buck or two off of war- why can't everyone else...?
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:08 PM
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30. My fear is that she isn't a DINO but rather what the word "Democrat" has begun to represent.
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