These people don't miss a trick - Journal of Omnifarious
Sep. 13th, 2005
08:50 pm - These people don't miss a trick
Edit 09/14 06:46: Re-worked this as the initial writing was awful.
Of course Haliburton was awarded the contracts (on a no-bid basis) to rebuild the naval facilities and such in New Orleans. Such is de rigueur for this administration, and passes practically without comment.
But, I have found (courtesy of noveldevice) a new and interesting twist on the behavior. See, there is this company in TX. They're a mortuary, convicted of exhuming bodies and tossing them off somewhere so there'd be room for more. The people who own their parent company are all chummy with the Bush family. And guess who gets the contract (again on a no-bid basis) to help clean up all the dead people lying around in New Orelans? You guessed it!
This story is rather scare-mongery and from a source I don't trust, but the basic facts are simple enough, and definitely raise my eyebrows.
Be careful to read the article though. The initial talks were between FEMA and this company. But those broke down. It was actually the Louisiana governor who finally signed on the dotted line.