Saturday, December 04, 2010

Nigeria to charge Cheney in pipeline bribery scandal - ALLEGED


“LAGOS — Nigeria's anti-corruption police said on Thursday they planned to file charges against former Vice President Dick Cheney in a $180 million bribery case involving a former unit of oil services firm Halliburton.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday summoned the country chief of Halliburton and last week detained 10 Nigerian and expatriate Halliburton staff for questioning after raiding its Lagos office.

"We are filing charges against Cheney," EFCC spokesman Femi Babafemi told Reuters, but declined to give any further details on what the charges were, or where they would be filed.”

Presidential elections in Nigeria are well underway. Apparently, in the election, both candidates are doing their best to have the other arrested or implicated in some crime. Just like Nigeria, corrupt Liberty County prosecutors use the indictment process to eliminate or gain an advantage over their political adversaries. Fortunately for Liberty County citizens, corrupt officials and their actions will soon be revealed.

Dick Cheney is guilty of nothing more that being a successful business person and tough on enemies of the USA. The companies Cheney is affiliated with such as Halliburton have contributed greatly to the Houston, Texas and world economies.

The only thing Nigeria is known for is the millions of dollars they have defrauded and scammed from Americans.

This charge by the Nigerians is nothing more than a way to shake down Hallburton and/or Mr. Cheney for money and to damage Obama's political enemies- Conservatives/Republicans.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Future of Liberty County Financial Management

The election of 2010 is over and some are convinced that the historical change in Liberty County will make no difference. Some have ignored the corruption that has gone on around here our entire lives. They may have even voted to rid the county of Democratic leadership, but their hopes of anything much better are small. Some know of the corruption, but say it will only be a matter of time until the Republicans become as corrupt. They say it really makes no difference about political parties.

No one can successfully argue that being a member of one political party over another helps to ensure that an elected official will conduct all of their business in the best interest of the public. But the dramatic difference in the view of spending and the size and scope of what government SHOULD make a difference in electing someone from one party over another. Though Republicans have not always been faithful to their stated beliefs – they have written in their platform that they want a smaller, more efficient government that is less intrusive in our lives. Under the leadership of Barack Obama, Democrats are more candid as they unabashedly lay out their goals of a government that is more involved and more costly in our society.

So will there be a difference now that Liberty County has elected the more “conservative” candidates? The Liberty County budget has more than doubled in the last four years. Will these Republicans find places to cut in these massive increases? We are not wondering whether or not each officeholder will buy fewer paper clips or whether they will promise to make fewer long distance phone calls. On one hand, voters are going to work every day and raising families and have no desire to micro-manage the way their tax dollars are spent. On the other hand, they want their hard earned money to be in the best interest of the community and not wasted.

Will Republicans lead the way their platform indicates? Will they be efficient and wise with our money? In the coming weeks Liberty Dispatch will analyze some of the frivolous spending that has gone on and the lack of accountability by some in our local government will be questioned. Politicians can say Liberty Dispatch is picking on certain individuals or that Liberty Dispatch is bias, but the numbers and the facts will speak louder than any words about this subject.

The Future of Conservatism in Liberty County

For over one hundred years Liberty County has been plagued with Democrats and their associated corruption.  Many of the Liberty County Democrats have worked hard over the decades to reign their power to control the judicial and executive side of the county- to keep their pockets lined.

Fast forward to the 21st Century, we now have past Democrats who were really Conservative Republicans all along who migrated to our party.  Likewise, we have several Republicans now in office who are really nothing but Liberal Democrats disguised as Republicans. Next, we have people who are still Democrats looking for a way to get into our party, full well knowing they have a political uphill battle to climb.  Unfortunately, many of the Democrats who have not migrated to the Liberty County Republican Party have demonstrated they are corrupt to their very core.  Knowing we have corrupt Democrat politicians who would prostitute the very party we so cherish and respect, how do we protect our beloved party?

There is only one choice- The only way for us to protect our party is to publicly identify these corrupt and evil people who would destroy our platform and ideals.  By the same token, there are some... (very few) Democrats who we can and should welcome to our party.

In the days ahead, we will expose some of these evil ones with the finite purpose of a skilled surgeon.  The documentation and evidence is clear and overwhelming.

Liberty Dispatch and its contributors will report on how Liberty County has been financially raped and used by a handful of people to hold justice for sale.  The people of Liberty County have been oppressed by criminals for too many years.

The only way to advance the Liberty County Republican Party and Conservatism is to continue to cut out the cancer which immanently threatens to invade.

Conservative underdog-Liberty Dispatch, continues its work without regard to the prolonged persecution and oppression of its contributors.  Liberty County can and will be a better place for our children to be raised.

Ray Akins, Contributor