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Arnold Unplugged(article)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    Arnold Unplugged
    Greg Palast, _October 4, 2003


    It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected

    It's not what Arnold Schwarzenegger did to the girls a decade back that should raise an eyebrow. According to a series of memoranda our office obtained today, it's his dalliance with the boys in a hotel room just two years ago that's the real scandal.

    The wannabe governor has yet to deny that on May 17, 2001, at the Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles, he had consensual political intercourse with Enron chieftain Kenneth Lay. Also frolicking with Arnold and Ken was convicted stock swindler Mike Milken.

    Now, thirty-four pages of internal Enron memoranda have just come through this reporter's fax machine tell all about the tryst between Maria's husband and the corporate con men. It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off.

    Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. The biggest single threat to Ken Lay and the electricity lords is a private lawsuit filed last year under California's unique Civil Code provision 17200, the "Unfair Business Practices Act." This litigation, heading to trial now in Los Angeles, would make the power companies return the $9 billion they filched from California electricity and gas customers.

    It takes real cojones to bring such a suit. Who's the plaintiff taking on the bad guys? Cruz Bustamante, Lieutenant Governor and reluctant leading candidate against Schwarzenegger.

    Now follow the action. One month after Cruz brings suit, Enron's Lay calls an emergency secret meeting in L.A. of his political buck-buddies, including Arnold. Their plan, to undercut Davis (according to Enron memos) and "solve" the energy crisis -- that is, make the Bustamante legal threat go away. How can that be done? Follow the trail with me.

    While Bustamante's kicking Enron butt in court, the Davis Administration is simultaneously demanding that George Bush's energy regulators order the $9 billion refund. Don't hold your breath: Bush's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is headed by a guy proposed by … Ken Lay.

    But Bush's boys on the commission have a problem. The evidence against the electricity barons is rock solid: fraudulent reporting of sales transactions, megawatt "laundering," fake power delivery scheduling and straight out conspiracy (including meetings in hotel rooms).

    So the Bush commissioners cook up a terrific scheme: charge the companies with conspiracy but offer them, behind closed doors, deals in which they have to pay only two cents on each dollar they filched.

    Problem: the slap-on-the-wrist refunds won't sail if the Governor of California won't play along. Solution: Re-call the Governor.

    New Problem: the guy most likely to replace Davis is not Mr. Musclehead, but Cruz Bustamante, even a bigger threat to the power companies than Davis. Solution: smear Cruz because -- heaven forbid! he took donations from Injuns (instead of Ken Lay).

    The pay-off? Once Arnold is Governor, he blesses the sweetheart settlements with the power companies. When that happens, Bustamante's court cases are probably lost. There aren't many judges who will let a case go to trial to protect a state if that a governor has already allowed the matter to be "settled" by a regulatory agency.

    So think about this. The state of California is in the hole by $8 billion for the coming year. That's chump change next to the $8 TRILLION in deficits and surplus losses planned and incurred by George Bush. Nevertheless, the $8 billion deficit is the hanging rope California's right wing is using to lynch Governor Davis.

    Yet only Davis and Bustamante are taking direct action to get back the $9 billion that was vacuumed out of the state by Enron, Reliant, Dynegy, Williams Company and the other Texas bandits who squeezed the state by the bulbs.

    But if Arnold is selected, it's 'hasta la vista' to the $9 billion. When the electricity emperors whistle, Arnold comes -- to the Peninsula Hotel or the Governor's mansion. The he-man turns pussycat and curls up in their lap.

    I asked Mr. Muscle's PR people to comment on the new Enron memos -- and his strange silence on Bustamante's suit or Davis' petition. But Arnold was too busy shaving off his Hitlerian mustache to respond.
    www.gregpalast.com
     
  2. S@T@N

    S@T@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    Whoever wrote that article is clearly biased, and that shakes its
    credibility. At least for me.
     
  3. S@T@N

    S@T@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    I mean, I know the author is right there. But I've never heard of him,
    and if he isn't backed by a major company, of course Arnolds legal
    people aren't gonna take the time to answer or deny any claims.
     
  4. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS UNBIASED NEWS, get that
    in your head, ITS ALL BIASED.

    and yes, palast is clearly biased.
    palast is a BBC/Guardian investigative reporter.
    his reports regularly get top slot on the BBC Newsnight.
    he is the guy that broke the florida election scam.
    he is the guy that broke stories on enron before
    the collapse and the resultant catch up by cnn/abc/nbc/cbs/fox.
    he has a huge ego and takes pot shots at american
    journalists and media personalities whenever he can while pumping up
    his own work. but his reports are on point and unfuckwithable.
    thats why dude never gets published by big US print media or
    gets any network airtime in the US.
     
  5. S@T@N

    S@T@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    as in it comes right out in their speech. He doesn't even try to mask it.
     
  6. ModelCitizen

    ModelCitizen Member

    Joined: Feb 6, 2003 Messages: 356 Likes Received: 8
    Am I the only one who gets annoyed reading shit that uses phrases like this (regardless of the message)?:

     
  7. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    hahaha..
    that's the palast steez.
    he's a cocky biatch.
     
  8. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,358 Likes Received: 298
    If any of you photoshop heads could make a pictures of Arnold with a Hitler stach it would be appreciated.

    oh yeah and Arnold is a fuckin' prick.
     
  9. mapo returns

    mapo returns Member

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    why? because he doesnt support immigrants rights?
     
  10. some pittsburgh flavor

    some pittsburgh flavor Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 4,936 Likes Received: 0
    no, because it will be funny.
    and his dad was a nazi.

    as are you.
     
  11. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,358 Likes Received: 298
    No because he's a liar, has no experience, has no actual blueprints to improve California, dodges debates, wants to tax Indian casino's 1 billion dollars to save California's problems made by Sacramento, fails to answer questions with legitimate answers.


    Oh yeah KILL WHITEY!!!
     
  12. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    who gives a fuck, when your competition consists of a black midget with an attitude and a B-list athlete, who gives a fuck what you do in a hotel room.
     
  13. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Yeah, nevermind those pesky legitimate contenders.

    /sarcasm
     
  14. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    thats what i'm saying, nevermind them...:rolleyes:
     
  15. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    ALCOHOLIA.


    ps-fuck off arnold.
     
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