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Why have Haliburton and Dick Cheney been demonized by the Socialist Left?
None | 8/22/08 | Hot Tabasco

Posted on 08/22/2008 4:23:15 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco

After a routine pick-up game of senior softball today, I was sitting at the picnic table eating pretzels and having a beer with a few other guys discussing "stuff" when Homer, the "softball liberal" made a comment about how evil Haliburton and Dick Cheney were.

I've had to put up with this "Haliburton/Cheney" crap for 8 years now and for the life of me, I have yet to figure out why Haliburton and our V.P. Cheney have been so demonized by the socialists.

I normally do not post threads or vanities but the time has come to get some answers to my question. So please, what the heck is the deal with Haliburton, Cheney and the hatred they have been targeted with by the Democrat socialists?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cheney; evil; haliburton; oil

1 posted on 08/22/2008 4:23:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Hot Tabasco

Because liberals are nuts. Not complicated.


2 posted on 08/22/2008 4:24:43 PM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Because liberals are nuts. Not complicated.


3 posted on 08/22/2008 4:25:07 PM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I’ll take a stab at it. Halliburton is considered to be “Big Oil” (though it is not), and Cheney was CEO. Then came Cheney’s energy task force and it’s alleged “secretiveness,” which fit into the whole “Cheney is the secret puppetmaster” meme.


4 posted on 08/22/2008 4:26:20 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Hot Tabasco
You should've asked him to tell you exactly why he considers Halliburton/Cheney to be evil incarnate. You probably would've received a blank stare followed by a bunch of stuttering.
5 posted on 08/22/2008 4:27:13 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Hot Tabasco

Probably because Haliburton and Cheney have money that the Socialist DemocRATs thinks belongs to them.


6 posted on 08/22/2008 4:29:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A History and Science Minute.- "Climate change" has been going on for millions of years!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

My son works for Halliburton on the North Slope. They have been extremely supportive of him and his talents, and recently “kicked him upstairs” and gave him a sizeable pay raise. We, obviously, think Halliburton is a rather exceptional American company. As for Dick Cheney, I think Lynne Cheney is the LUCKIEST woman in the world. Mmmmm...!


7 posted on 08/22/2008 4:29:48 PM PDT by redhead (B-I-NGO...B-I-NGO...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

While we are on the subject I think Dick Cheny is the most qualified person to be the next President of the United States.


8 posted on 08/22/2008 4:31:02 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Hot Tabasco

The short answer is that it’s not worth your time thinking about, unless/until they can articulate what exactly their point is. Most people who say stuff about “Halliburton”, “Cheney”, etc. (along with, while we’re at it, “Patriot Act”, “Abu Ghraib”...) have no real idea what they’re talking about. These are buzzwords that short-circuit the thought process. Endeavor to make the people addicted to these buzzwords use their brains for a change.


9 posted on 08/22/2008 4:31:40 PM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: Hot Tabasco

Because the leftists are like parrots, only repeating what they’ve heard.


10 posted on 08/22/2008 4:31:40 PM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Hot Tabasco
Because Haliburton had an exclusive contract with the Pentagon to provide support services for war zone operations support, making them "the company who makes profits from war". Dick Cheney took over Haliburton after his tenure as Secritary of Defence, which gave the impression that he A) provided them with "under the table influence" and B) is "the man who makes profits from war.

He and Haliburton are easy targets for Liberals looking for easy targets... it's that simple

11 posted on 08/22/2008 4:36:59 PM PDT by DCBurgess58 (McCain 08! HE SUCKS LESS!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Lacking in critical thinking skills, liberals need symbolic targets with short, easy to remember names on which to project their hatred.

Once these names become so stigmatized, liberals need no longer argue the issues they represent, the mention of the name itself becomes an ad hominem.

Saves the liberal user the effort of actually having to articulate their position, if indeed they have any idea what their positions are.

12 posted on 08/22/2008 4:42:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hot Tabasco

I don’t want to get into American politics, but Halliburton was penalized for serious tax fraud (in Nigeria of all places!) when Dick Cheney was CEO.


13 posted on 08/22/2008 4:43:54 PM PDT by KingJaja
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To: Dr. Frank fan
The short answer is that it’s not worth your time thinking about, unless/until they can articulate what exactly their point is

Well, I understand your point but on several occasions "Homer the Liberal softball guy" always comes out with the statement "over 3000 Americans killed....." yada, yada, yada then he is ignored.

I'm a new "old" guy on the scene who is not going to let "Homer the liberal softball guy" get away with his offhanded comments. There's a new kid on the block and that's me. So I need answers to the Haliburton/Cheney question even tho I have a general idea why the hatred.

Cheney = Haliburton = evil oil with no real liberal explanation why.

Maybe I just answered my own question, there is no logical explanation why........

14 posted on 08/22/2008 4:45:51 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Hot Tabasco

Beause liberals are morons who hate people who are successful and make money.


15 posted on 08/22/2008 4:48:41 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I support the death penalty for people who go to baseball games and talk on their cell phones.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Libs get very aggravated when anyone makes money. Being that Cheney was connected with Halliburton it’s another fantasy tale for them to weave, fitting right in with Bush/Cheney starting the war to steal the oil. This way they dream that Cheney started the war to make a profit through Halliburton.


16 posted on 08/22/2008 4:50:04 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: redhead
****As for Dick Cheney, I think Lynne Cheney is the LUCKIEST woman in the world. Mmmmm...!****

I say the wrong Cheney was picked for VP in 2000. LOL!

17 posted on 08/22/2008 4:50:05 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I support the death penalty for people who go to baseball games and talk on their cell phones.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Well, I understand your point but on several occasions "Homer the Liberal softball guy" always comes out with the statement "over 3000 Americans killed....." yada, yada, yada then he is ignored.

I don't even get it. Based on your description he still hasn't articulated a point. What's he even talking about re: 3000 Americans? 9/11? And what's the connection to Halliburton?

Like I said, make him articulate a point first before worrying about how to respond.

18 posted on 08/22/2008 5:03:54 PM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: Stephanie32
Libs get very aggravated when anyone makes money.

When considering the net worth of Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, Rockefeller, etc (etc, etc) I would further refine your definition to 'libs get aggravated whenever anyone other than themselves, or anyone who does not make their fortune immediately available to said liberal, makes money'.

19 posted on 08/22/2008 5:07:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hot Tabasco

You’re going to hear the words “no bid contract”. Explain to him that Haliburton had a no bid under Clinton.

Then he’ll start on the fraud stuff (if he has half a clue, but he may not). Ask him how Bush and Cheny were involved, and how Clinton was envolved in Enron?

He should shit himself, and pass out.


20 posted on 08/22/2008 5:10:18 PM PDT by xmission (Democrats have killed our Soldiers by rewarding the enemy for brutality)
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To: Dr. Frank fan
Based on your description he still hasn't articulated a point.

No he hasn't nor has anyone who has ever printed the evil Cheney/Haliburton connection......

That's why I'm baffled after 8 years of reading this crap........

21 posted on 08/22/2008 5:26:02 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: xmission
Explain to him that Haliburton had a no bid under Clinton.

I did exactly that but another person fortunately turned the conversation back to softball.........

Homer ain't off the hook.......

22 posted on 08/22/2008 5:28:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: skeeter

“I would further refine your definition to libs get aggravated whenever anyone other than themselves..”

You’re right, and I almost did add that. :-)


23 posted on 08/22/2008 5:34:54 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Hot Tabasco

the demonization of haliburton goes back to vietnam.


24 posted on 08/22/2008 5:39:45 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Print this out, and bring it with you. Next time he starts on Iraq, ask him why we shouldn't have gone into Iraq. When he says "bush lied" or there weren't any WMDs, make a big display of the fact that you are handing this to him.
25 posted on 08/22/2008 5:40:08 PM PDT by xmission (Democrats have killed our Soldiers by rewarding the enemy for brutality)
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To: xmission

Thank you.....


26 posted on 08/22/2008 6:12:49 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Hot Tabasco

One reason: it is the theme some Dems/Libs developed long ago because they could tie the administration to “war profiteers” as Haliburton provides some services of the sort needed in military engagements.

If you investigate Haliburton you might find that one of its corporate predecessors was Brown & Root, which I believe was an industrial concern around in WWII and made submarines, among other “really bad” things.

Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson became B&R shareholders. LBJ was not shy. I believe that Lady Bird Johnson, before she died, was one of the major shareholders of Haliburton.

Dick Cheney was her president, or was he a VP at Haliburton too? Not sure on that.

Dig a little and you can show them facts that throw water on their lunacy.


27 posted on 08/22/2008 11:18:17 PM PDT by bajabaja
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