Home sweet home

Hmm. I sure hope it’s somewhere warm, but not too muggy…

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth up to $385 million for building temporary immigration detention centers to Kellogg Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary that has been criticized for overcharging the Pentagon for its work in Iraq.

KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space…

Huh. “New programs that require additional detention space.” Gee, I wonder what those new programs might be?

Comments

  1. 1

    Dave Gibney spews:

    #5 See military-industrial complex. I wonder if Ike wasn’t the last non-criminal Republican presdient?

  2. 2

    EXPERT from BOEING spews:

    Immigration detention camps is code for more modern Amerian gulag prison camps.

    Yes, Goldy, you stand a good chance of going and so do I — Bush and the neocons will not yield their power easily.

    The second term has always been the most dangerous.

    Martial law, the Patriot Act, and the most dangerous, simply who gives a fuck about the laws – round them up, no disclosure, no rights, no attorneys, no hearings. Secret directives from the Bush buddy, and ultra right winger, attorney general Alberto Gonzales.
    Gonzales has made it clear to all questions that he believes the president has unlimited executive powers. No secret.

    Fact is that it has already happened on a massive scale. We know about Guantaamo – plus there are hundreds, possible thousands, of additional secret detentions in foreigh countries and on military bases around the world.

    Al Gore clearly mentiond the American gulag that was in place and building in a speect at the last Dem converntion. I thought at the time the former VP had some secret facts in his memory.

    No national or other media that I could ever find picked up the story – another reporting breakdown on Gore’s deliberate early tip off. I have a long time reporter friend at the Boston Globe. No avail.

  3. 4

    JCH spews:

    8, Expert, Wasn’t it Franklin Roosevelt [DEMOCRAT] who “interned” during WW II? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?? I must have missed your “outrage” post on this evil act.

  4. 5

    JCH spews:

    Expert, I must have missed you post on Hillary and the 1000 raw FBI files. [Remember, Who hired Craig Livingstone?] You libs are ALL dumb asses.

  5. 7

    EXPERT from BOEING spews:

    JHC – YOUR POST ARE SIMPLE MINDED IN THE EXTREME. YOU ARE TRYING TO DISCUS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED OVER 60 YEARS AGO TO AVOID WHAT IS HAPPING NOW.

    THE AMERICAN GULAG IS HAPPENING BEFORE YOUR EYES. AND YOU POST BLATHER. IT IS YOUR CONSTITUTION AND FREEDOM AS WELL. GET A CLUE, OR JUST RANT IN YOUR BEER ENDLESSLY- YOUR CHOICE

  6. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    5

    “Can you moonbats educate me? WHy do you hate Halliburton so much? It’s just weird… Comment by Mark The Redneck— 2/5/06 @ 2:13 pm”

    Memo to MTR: Because they’re crooks.

  7. 10

    JCH spews:

    Expert, The better approach would be to just kill the towel head terrorists on the battlefield. Less ACL Jew lawyers involved is always a good thing.

  8. 13

    Drivel spews:

    from CNN QUICKVOTE POLL:
    Do you believe House Republicans, led by John Boehner, can clean up the corruption on Capitol Hill?

    4% yes
    96% NO out of 7200+ votes

    Doesn’t seem the party of Jaundiced Coat Hangers, RUFUS GSPOTS, MOMUS POMPOUS ASS, etc have many on their side of this issue. DOWN WITH THE Culture of Corruption and the RepubliCONS

    http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/lou.dobbs.tonight/

  9. 15

    Drivel spews:

    from poster at huffingtonpost.com

    ” The Bush Administration
    Washington, DC

    INVOICE

    To: Our Grandchildren

    For: Iraq War Gift

    PLEASE REMIT $83,217 APIECE TO TAKE CARE OF THE TRILLION DOLLARS PLUS INTEREST.

    You’re Welcome.

    George W. Bush

    PS: Sorry the democracy didn’t work. But on the bright side, you should have heard the funny stuff your grandparents were talking about on the phone! Hilarious!

  10. 16

    JCH spews:

    15.No, I’ll run them. The terrorists will talk or die. [BTW, I don’t see you bitching when the towel heads cut off heads. I guess that would be “insensitive”.]

  11. 17

    JCH spews:

    18…….ACLU. Is there a lawyer involved with the ACLU NOT named Loeb, Lowenstein, Stern, or Goldberg? Truth hurts.

  12. 18

    JCH spews:

    A vote for a Democrat is a vote for terrorism. The towel heads love Democrat pussies!

  13. 20

    Rev. A.A. Tappman: Anababtist spews:

    JCH: You’ll be one of the 1st to be detained because you’re a loudmouth, loose cannon. And they can’t have that running around in case of a “sudden influx of immigrants.”

  14. 21

    JCH spews:

    29? No, I’m retired. You libs will need to tax someone else! You can call me John Galt.

  15. 22

    JCH spews:

    Drival, Can you picture Tookie giving Mrs. drivel 8 inches of Democrat “Tookie Williams” love? I can!

  16. 23

    Drivel spews:

    Is that where your daddy worked Coat Hanger? Is that the reason you are mentally bankrupt? Too much coal dust in your daddy’s system? Or too much ‘horse’ in your mommy’s?

  17. 24

    JCH spews:

    Drivel, In the 40’s, you would need to work in the coal mines, or “Progressive” Stalin would have killed you. Mao, Fidel, Joe Stalin, Dear Leader, Robert Mugabe, and Hillary. All good Democrat “progressives” like you!

  18. 25

    JCH spews:

    Seahawks 42 Pittsburgh 10 in the first of Seattle’s three consecutive Super Bowl wins…

    Comment by fire_one — 2/5/06 @ 2:14 pm {Fire_one, Another fuck up? Did you bet the mortgage? hehe]

  19. 27

    Drivel spews:

    I am sure you can ‘picture’ it as a confident source has stated that you were ‘tookies’ bitch while you were stationed in California. How did it feel? Inquiring minds want to know.

  20. 28

    JCH spews:

    Hawks by 7

    Comment by EXPERT from BOEING — 2/5/06 @ 2:50 pm {Expert [aka Gayboy], You probably should stick to fucking 12 year old boys]. Not your best day.

  21. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Kevin Carns @23

    A vote for a Republican is a vote for war, death, torture, corruption, and crime!

  22. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    24

    How about we start this debatge with you proving any lawyers named Loeb, Lowenstein, Stern, or Goldberg work for the ACLU?

  23. 32

    JCH spews:

    Towel Heads for Hillary! Welfare blacks for Hillary! “Guvment” hacks for Hillary! Roger Rabbit for Hillary!

  24. 33

    JCH spews:

    38, RR, Have you even seen Joel [“I hate the troops”] Stein and HA’s Goldysteinberg in the same room?

  25. 34

    Drivel spews:

    funny Coat Hanger, I don’t have a daughter….but your’s sure learned some good tricks from the good ole boys on your ship. How much money did you collect on her ‘part time job’? Is that how you retired? Impossible that you retired from an honest job. J Coat Hanger, family pimp

  26. 35

    JCH spews:

    Roger Rabbit and Drivel, Why do you hate Maxine Waters? Why don’t you support her running with Hillary? Are you racist?

  27. 36

    Donnageddon spews:

    JCH is the poster child for the need for condoms.

    What happens to a syphilitic mind is horrible to witness.

  28. 39

    WenG spews:

    Ah hello, Anti-Semites? Still here?

    Bob Barr isn’t Jewish, so far as I know, and he’s an advisor to the ACLU. You remember Bob, don’t you? He authored the Defense of Marriage Act. Apparently six years of Jethro’s “Do as I say, not as I do” snapped his chain.

  29. 41

    monsterman spews:

    Seattle lost because they have a bunch of limp-wristed pussy’s cheering for them. They lost to a working man’s team. Folks with callouses on their hands, instead of their asses like the Seattle losers. I made money on this game and am very pleased. Losers.

  30. 42

    Rev. A.A. Tappman: Anababtist spews:

    re 10: He thought it was a bad idea to intern them , but then what kind of disruption would people like YOU cause if he didn’t? It was an initiative that Republicans were behind and they did not disappoint .

    They stole as much of their property as they could get their hands on. There’s a research project for you , Mr. Honesty!

  31. 43

    monsterman spews:

    I also noticed that the Hood Canal Bridge project is 62% over budget according to the incompetent WSDOT. That means it’s probably 162% over budget. I also read the ill-advised, mismanaged Pt. Angeles Graving Yard on the Indian Burial site has cost $87 million and climbing. No one fired yet, nor will there be. Why wasn’t this reported in the Seattle papers? Could it be the Seattle Times and P-I are turning a blind-eye to fiscal mismanagement? That’s too bad for the taxpayers. However, just because the Seattle papers ignore the WSDOT incompetence doesn’t mean the WSDOT isn’t incompetent.

  32. 44

    Rev. A.A. Tappman: Anababtist spews:

    re 47:Pittsburg Stealers. There’s no work left for a working man there. Thanks to cheap labor conservatives.

    I’ll snap your wrist for you…

    Shut up…

  33. 45

    JCH spews:

    REV, You libs love the towel head terrorists. When Hillary had 1000 raw FBI files, were you “outraged”? [hehe…….Democrats: domestic terrorists!]

  34. 47

    JCH spews:

    Why is it corporations in Democrat states and Democrat cities are leaving? Gee, I just don’t get it! [hehe]

  35. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    47, 49

    Chickenfeed compared to the cost of Republican corruption and mismanagement.

  36. 49

    Anonymous spews:

    Fuck. Goldy. Free speech and all but JCH is just trolling. He posts the same beastiality / i fucked your mom bullshit in every thread no matter what it’s about. And has yet to make any sense.

  37. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Reply to 53

    I’m for confiscating all of JCH’s property and giving it to the poor, just on principle. Where is Robin Hood when we need him?

  38. 51

    JCH spews:

    REV AA, RR, Drivel, Don, the Democrat Party is more of a threat to America than any terrorists. You are the parasites and losers who demand others pay your way. Atlas has Shrugged. Die in the cold winter, Grasshopper. The ants just don’t give a shit anymore. Tax each other!

  39. 52

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    57

    “has yet to make any sense”

    That’s never been a requirement for any Republican to post anywhere.

  40. 53

    TheDeadlyShoe spews:

    The above comment was me.

    MTR and the rest of the bunch at least give a goddamn effort.

  41. 54

    TheDeadlyShoe spews:

    Ahem, I didn’t expect so many inbetween posts. Rather, the comment at 57 was me.

  42. 55

    JCH spews:

    Dear Muslims and Democrats, May I post a cartoon of Muhammad taking it from a pig “Democrat Tookie” style? Will you libs be “offended”? Will the Muslims burn down Honolulu? Will the Democrat muslims in Detroit robbed liquor stores, loot gas stations, and close down 8 Mile?

  43. 56

    WenG spews:

    Oh, one more thing, for the Anti-Semites, because you really do have special needs: Bob Barr turned his back on the GOP and became a Libertarian. While still in Congress, he helped write the sunset clauses in the Patriot Act, because he knew when enough was enough.

    So there’s less than sex degrees of separation between Barr, the ACLU, Halliburton and KBR. I’m not sure why anyone in his right mind wouldn’t cheer to see Halliburton and KBR up on indictments and in the dock alongside Jack Abramoff, who is indeed Jewish, not that it matters. Well, maybe it does in the Anti-Semite’s handbook, because Chimpy has once again forgotten his manners. He forgot to thank Jack for all that money. All conveniently forgotten, like so many Anti-Semites before him. And your taxes, just like mine, are paying Halliburton and KBR to swallow, not spit.

    Are we clear now?

  44. 57

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Kevin Carns @59

    Into animal sex, are you? How old were you when this started? Is this how you compensated for your little dick?

  45. 59

    JCH spews:

    Reply to 53

    I’m for confiscating all of JCH’s property and giving it to the poor, just on principle. Where is Robin Hood when we need him?

    Comment by Roger Rabbit — 2/5/06 @ 8:23 pm [RR, Robin Hood took money back from the evil “guvment” and gave it back to the over taxed and overburdened taxpayers. Are you sure this is what you wanted to say? [hehe]]

  46. 60

    Jerry Springer Jr. spews:

    You folks are being too hard on JCH. He posts here so frequently because HA fills a void in his life. I’d go as far as to say that JCH has become addicted to this blog. Seriously. He’s no different than the town drunk, except his “high” comes from posting. What we’ve been seeing lately is a lonely guy going on a drunken binge.

    JCH is too addicted to stop commenting even for two weeks. He simply couldn’t do it (although he’d never in a million years admit it!).

  47. 61

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Wabbit – WHere did you pick up this “cheap labor” thing? WTF is that?

    Are you against paying people what they’re worth? Apparently…

    If that’s the case, then how much should minimum wage be? Surely nothing less than $25/hour right? How much… give me a number.

  48. 62

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The money I gave back to overtaxe and overburdened taxpayers is money that wasn’t spent on war, weapons, and killing.

  49. 63

    JCH spews:

    70. Too bad the towel heads didn’t hit the DNC Building or The NY Times Building. Then maybe you might cop a clue. [I kind of hope the next “towel head terrorist hit” is in the Hamptons [NY]. Then the lib Democrats would scream that Bush isn’t doing enough!!]

  50. 64

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    65

    “RR, Robin Hood took money back from the evil “guvment” and gave it back to the over taxed and overburdened taxpayers.”

    Yes, and proud of it!!!

  51. 65

    Donnageddon spews:

    JCH, you know I am a fan of yours, but the “Too bad the towel heads didn’t hit the DNC Building or The NY Times Building” is getting old.

    You really need to work on your lunatic racist ravings. Get some new sthick.

  52. 66

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    68

    “WHere did you pick up this ‘cheap labor’ thing?”

    http://www.conceptualguerilla.com/

    “WTF is that?”

    Does this sound like you, Kevin?

    “Cheap-labor conservatives opposed virtually all of the New Deal, including every improvement in wages and working conditions.

    “Cheap-labor conservatives have hated Social Security and Medicare since their inception.

    “Many cheap-labor conservatives are hostile to public education. They think it should be privatized. But why are we surprised. …

    “Cheap-labor conservatives hate the progressive income tax like the devil hates holy water.

    “Cheap-labor conservatives like budget deficits and a huge national debt . . .

    “Cheap-labor conservatives are consistent supporters of the generous use of capital punishment. They say that ‘government can’t do anything right’ – except … kill people. Indeed, they exhibit … unconcern … the government might make a mistake and execute the wrong man.

    “Cheap-labor conservatives support the ‘get tough’ and ‘lock ‘em up’ approach to virtually every social problem … it’s the only approach they support. As for the 2,000,000 people we have in jail today – a higher percentage of our population than any other nation on earth – they say our justice system is ‘too lenient’.

    “Cheap-labor conservatives want all the military force we can stand to pay for and never saw a weapons system they didn’t like.

    “Cheap-labor conservatives support every right-wing authoritarian hoodlum in the third world.

    “Cheap-labor conservatives support foreign assassinations, covert intervention in foreign countries, and every other ‘black bag’ operation the CIA can dream up, even against constitutional governments, elected by the people of those countries.

    “Cheap-labor conservatives support ‘domestic surveillance’ against ‘subversives’ – where ‘subversive’ means ‘everybody but them’.

    “Cheap-labor … think it’s the government’s business if you smoke a joint or sleep with somebody of your own gender.

    “Cheap-labor conservatives support our new concentration camp down at Guantanamo Bay. They also support these ‘secret tribunals’ with ‘secret evidence’ and virtually no judicial review of the trials and sentences. Then they say that liberals are ‘Stalinists’.

    “And let’s not forget this perennial item on the agenda. Cheap-labor conservatives want to ‘protect our national symbol’ from ‘desecration’. They also support legislation to make the Pledge of Allegiance required by law. Of course, it is they who desecrate the flag every time they wave it to support their cheap-labor agenda.

    “… cheap-labor conservatives have a peculiar definition of ‘freedom’. I mean, just what do these guys consider to be ‘tyranny’ …

    “While they don’t mind tax dollars being used for killing people, using their taxes to feed people is ‘stealing’.

    “Minimum wage laws.

    “Every piece of legislation ever proposed to improve working conditions, including the eight hour day, OSHA regulations, and even Child Labor laws.

    “Labor unions, who ‘extort’ employers by collectively bargaining.

    “Environmental regulations and the EPA.

    “Federal support and federal standards for public education.

    “Civil rights legislation. … Apparently, federal laws ending segregation were ‘tyranny’, but segregation itself was not.

    “Public broadcasting – which is virtually the only source for classical music, opera, traditional theatre, traditional American music …. This from the people constantly braying about the decay of ‘the culture’. The average cost of Public Television for each American is a whopping one dollar a year.

    “See the pattern? Cheap-labor conservatives support every coercive and oppressive function of government, but call it ‘tyranny’ if government does something for you ….”

  53. 67

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    ROGER RABBIT POLL

    Which is a better use of taxpayer money?

    [ ] 1. Feeding people
    [ ] 2. Killing people

    Hint: The correct answer is #1 — just in case you trollfucks don’t know that.

  54. 68

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Richard Pope, I voted for your OPPONENT in the port commissioner election. I only mention it to rub your face in it.

  55. 69

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Kevin Carns @71 et al.

    Dear God, can you make a meteor land on a certain spot in Hawaii if I give you the GPS coordinates?

  56. 70

    Rev. A.A. Tappman: Anababtist spews:

    These detention camps should keep wages way low for GM and Ford. Plus, we can “privatize” the camps and give even more money to the rich.

    It’ll be the paradise you’ve always dreamed of , JCH. You can turn in people you disapprove of and have them “punished” for BADTHINK. They can work for NOTHING, thereby undercutting even the cheap Chinese wages.

    And just imagine the quality of goods these “detained” Americans can provide for WALMART!!

  57. 71

    Rev. A.A. Tappman: Anababtist spews:

    Remember, JCH: Prescott Bush ALREADY DID IT in WWII during the holocaust. You think it can’t happen here with his grandson? A loudmouth loose cannon like yourself will be the 1st to go.

  58. 72

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    ” … the largest beneficiaries of all government built infrastructure, including hydroelectric dams, railroads, air traffic control systems, and even roads and schools, are the corporations who buy power, transport goods by rail and over the roads, and employ workers educated at public expense. They are the primary beneficiaries of the banking system, of Federal Reserve efforts to stabilize the currency, and of the regulation of securities creating confidence in the financial markets.

    “But Conservatives are oblivious to all this government spending, government infrastructure, and government regulation that directly benefits American corporations. They only see the government spending that helps the wage earner – and hypocritically claim that the ‘wage earner’ should ‘stand on his own two feet’ – as if they do.

    “In fact, they stand on the backs of labor. Having formed hugely powerful corporations, they complain when wage earners respond by forming unions to counterbalance the power of these giants. Apparently, it is okay for capital to ‘stick together’, but not labor.”

    http://www.conceptualguerilla.......php?id=93

  59. 73

    JCH spews:

    JCH, you know I am a fan of yours, but the “Too bad the towel heads didn’t hit the DNC Building or The NY Times Building” is getting old.

    You really need to work on your lunatic racist ravings. Get some new sthick.

    Comment by Donnageddon — 2/5/06 @ 9:42 pm [OK….How about Babs Strasand’s house? Or Hillary’s? Or the Kennedy Compound?]

  60. 74

    JCH spews:

    Fire_One…….The answer: Your daughter swallows, and does not spit. I just thought you would want to know.

  61. 78

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Can you moonbats educate me? WHy do you hate Halliburton so much? It’s just weird…

  62. 79

    fire_one spews:

    Seahawks 42 Pittsburgh 10 in the first of Seattle’s three consecutive Super Bowl wins…

  63. 81

    Rev. A.A. Tappman: Anababtist spews:

    re 84: Cougar: Which mullahs proctored the Iowa Standard Tests in the Middle East? I sure hope the intelligence tests in Iran made plenty of references to the Great Prophet or the results could end up being CULTURALLY BIASED!

    Did you know that in Republican districts in Ohio there is a special section for PETTIFOGGING in the intelligence tests. A high “schoor” in that area indicates a special innate skill for Republican Politics.

  64. 82

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    82

    “on another note, doesn’t it seem ‘fishy’ that Al Badawi just happens to escape when GWB is in a quagmire with his polls in the US.”

    Didn’t a bunch of bad guys break out of a U.S. jail in Afghanistan under equally fishy circumstances?

  65. 83

    Drivel spews:

    Hey righton and our resident ‘coat hanger’. How much do you want to bet (oops, RepubliCONS never pay) that the US does not up the terrorist alert? Interpol has already done so!!!!

    Interpol’s urgent global security alert, known as an “orange notice,” was issued “because the escape and unknown whereabouts of al-Qaida terrorists constituted a clear and present danger to all countries,” the statement said.

    from http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....rrer=email

  66. 84

    Cougar spews:

    Islam is the youngest of the ‘big three’ religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). As is learned through history most ‘kingdoms’ maintained their power by not having their ‘serfdoms’ gain intelligence. The most ‘militant’ Islamic nations also seem to be following in this path. The average intelligence in Iran is ‘84’, in Iraq it is ’87’, Syria ‘87’, Lebanon ‘86’, Japan ‘105’, South Korea ‘106’, and the USA ‘98’.

    Keep your constituents lacking of a proper education. Keep them with little to look forward to and what do you get? You get people that ‘throw’ themselves 100% into their religions and their ‘prophets’. Is there any wonder why a small group of the Islamic Nations seem to be the biggest threat to global peace?

    The Mullahs and Ayatollahs keep their ‘servants’ with little or no education. They instill in their followers that their word is the word of ‘Allah’ and that if they go against ‘the grain’ they will suffer horrible consequences.

    The main job of the entire world should be to give all of these ‘servants’ the help they need to get a decent education and bring them up to modern times. If this does not happen we will continue living in a world where human life has little value for many and the ‘militant’ faction will continue thinking nothing of ‘sacrificing’ their lives and the lives of their families for an ‘unjust cause’.

  67. 85

    Cougar spews:

    on another note, doesn’t it seem ‘fishy’ that Al Badawi just happens to escape when GWB is in a quagmire with his polls in the US. Never fear, another terrorist will be here, probably complements of the GWB Golbal Terror Network

  68. 86

    Cougar spews:

    On occassion I ask myself: Why doesn’t GWB want to help the USA with its infrastructure, helath care projects and education? He is so anxious to force his ideals on the rest of the world, what about our general needs?

    Answer: Like in the middle ages, the Kingdoms kept power when the ‘serfs’ were kept ignorant. Changes come with intelligence, status quo with ignorance.

    Modus Operandi: He puts on his ‘caring’ face on when talking (like the SOTU) about his plans such as ‘No Child Left Behind’ and ‘Katrina Relief’ and then he does not want (or allow)the funding or use of the funds. GWB, the most ‘mentally bankrupt’ President in the World’s history!