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Friday, August 04, 2006

Because of the Hypocrisy Stupidity!!!

Memo to multi-millionaire and former evil corporate executive Ned Lamont (who is the darling child of the progressive nutroots because he always has the interests of the "common man" at heart):

TALK UP STOCKS YOU OWN AND TALK DOWN STOCKS THAT YOU'RE SHORTING!!!

I mean, come on... if you own stock in Wal-Mart, you're supposed to talk about how great a company they are, bringin inexpensive luxury items to the masses.

Doing the opposite
is just stupid:

Lieberman rival owns stock in Wal-Mart
By Charles Hurt
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published August 4, 2006

Connecticut millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, who sharply criticized the employment practices of Wal-Mart this week in his campaign to unseat Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democrat primary, owns stock in the company, Senate records reveal.

"This is about waking up Wal-Mart, and this is also about waking up corporate America," Mr. Lamont said Wednesday at a Bridgeport rally against the retail giant, hosted by many of the same liberal bloggers who have boosted the former cable executive far ahead of Mr. Lieberman in the polls.

But Mr. Lamont and his family are part owners of the company, according to financial disclosure records he filed earlier this year with the secretary of the Senate. Mr. Lamont, his wife and a dependent child own as much as $31,000 in Wal-Mart stock.

Mr. Lamont and his wife jointly own two accounts containing as much as $16,000 in Wal-Mart stock. Their Wal-Mart holdings spin off as much as $3,500 in annual dividends. In addition, a trust fund he set up for one of his children contains as much as $15,000 in Wal-Mart stock and spins off as much as $1,000 in dividends.

In his remarks at the anti-Wal-Mart rally this week, Mr. Lamont never mentioned his shareholder status in the company. He did, however, criticize Mr. Lieberman for not doing more during this three terms in the Senate to help the workers he says are so mistreated by Wal-Mart.

"We believe that universal health care is a basic right for each and every American," Mr. Lamont said. "It won't take me 18 years to go down to Washington, D.C., and get that done."

Mr. Lieberman attended the same event and took similar whacks at Wal-Mart. But Lamont supporters mercilessly flogged Mr. Lieberman as a hypocrite because he had once received -- but later returned -- a $1,000 contribution from Wal-Mart's political action committee.

Unless of course, you're parroting some stupid line so the nutroots continue to cut checks to with every click of their mouse.

But hey, I'm sure the Kossacks won't mind a little ownership in the most evil corporation to ever be unleased on the common man.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (6)
Stupid Country said...

This is all very interesting, but we both know the Connecticut primary is a Blue State referendum on Lieberman's support for the war and the president. This other stuff is just noise. Happens in every election.

What I am dying to know, SW, is how you're feeling about the generals' assessment of the state of Iraq (Senate Armed Services Committee testimony yesterday...maybe you heard about that but didn't see fit to express an opinion).

Would you believe I have some thoughts of my own?

johnnycab23513 said...

I am still searching for the ammendment in our Constitution that says that the government is responsible for my health insurance needs. Can I get them to pay my gas and electric too? Oh, and why not my groceries?

Ooops, them is us.

Newspaper Brat said...

You fellows might want to read Firedoglake.com blog to get up to speed on the facts on the ground in Connecticut. Living history - the fall of the Polictal Consultant Class - and now you gents all know what the good people of Connecticut know: Herr Rovian and his masters are about to meet their Waterloo.

Ted Lamont is worthy of the United States Senate. Ole Joe would be wise to congratulate him and retire gracefully like an American Statesman for his family's sake.

Mrs. Leiberman can support them comfortably thanks to her retainer from the pharmaceutical brotherhood.

And until we have term limits we'll just have to endure the Leiberman generation still in office. Oh silly me, save for Tom DeLay who, thanks the Gods, is toast.

I'm just saying a vote for Ted Lamont on Tuesday is a vote for our beleagured nation. And without a tipping point in our history.

Would you agree?

St Wendeler said...

The biggest victory to date for the Moonbats will be the defeat of a Democrat. And the defeat of a liberal democrat on almost all issues except for one - national defense and a strong military.

It seems that the Moonbats primary interest is in fulfilling Bin Laden's prediction that the US is a paper tiger.

Stupid Country said...

The US became a paper tiger when it drove the bulk of its military strength into the tarpits of Iraq. That's what gets under our moonbat skin.

St Wendeler said...

We weren't a paper tiger when we went into Somalia... it was our withdrawal that caused Bin Ladin to declare the US a paper tiger.