Strange Bedfellows, Indeed!

What do you think of when you hear the word “tea party”?

Well, if you live in the States you might think of noisy mobs of morons holding misspelled (and often racist) signs, screaming they want to “take back our country!”.
Let’s meet the family that owns this “grass roots” Tea Party movement and see where their “seed money” came from!

Some may find it ironic that the fortune behind their movement all started with Fred Koch (rhymes with “coke“) licking the boots of  noted communist dictator Josef Stalin… or “Uncle Joe”, as the Teabaggers should think of him.  If it weren’t for the Communist Party, the Tea Party probably wouldn’t exist.

What? You say you never heard about that? The Koch family would probably prefer it stayed that way, especially Fred’s sons, David H. and Charles G. Koch, the two brothers still running the show at Koch Industries. They are two of the biggest, richest, most evil sons of bitches in America today.

Workin' 4 Stalin

 When Joseph Stalin announced “We are the world’s greatest market, and we are prepared to order a large amount of goods and pay for them”,  it was music to the ears of young Fred Koch, who,  fresh out of MIT, founded the Winkler-Koch Engineering Company of Wichita KS with a former class-mate.

Fred wasn’t a bit patriotic where profit was concerned, so he decided to betray freedom and democracy and the American way of life by hosting a delegation of dirty commies from Russia in 1929.  He must have said the Communist pledge of allegiance just right, because he managed to grab a slice of the first “Five Year Plan” :  a $5 million contract  to build 15 new refineries back in Mother Russia for the Red Menace. That deal made Winkler–Koch into Comrade Joe Stalin’s BFF and #1 refinery builder!

Although the Commisars were good to him, after he cashed his big, fat commie paychecks Fred Koch had a change of heart, and a full capitalist bank account allowed him to despise communism publicly. He wrote that he found the Soviet Union to be “a land of hunger, misery, and terror”, and then set about bringing some of that misery and terror home to America by helping found the John Birch Society in 1958.  Red Scare, ho! 

Koch Industries is now the second largest privately-held corporation in the US.  It operates thousands of miles of pipelines, refines 800,000 barrels of crude oil daily, is the biggest buyer and seller of asphalt, one of the top ten cattle producers and is among the 50 largest landowners in the country. When you wipe with “Angel Soft” or “Quilted Northern”, you wipe for Koch!

Like the Birchers before them, the Baggers are firmly in the pocket of the Koch’s financial and political interestsThe Tea Party “movement” supposedly started spontaneously on February 19 2009, when Rick Santelli had an emotional outburst from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, carried live on CNBC.  He said: “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July… I’m gonna start organizing!”

What spontaneity! Surely it was only a coincidence that a website called ChicagoTeaParty.com had been registered since August 2008, just one front in a larger network of subversive sleeper-cells set up over the course of the previous few months, all of them tied to right-wing “advocacy groups” like the Sam Adams Alliance,  Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks. FreedomWorks and  Americans for Prosperity are outgrowths of the now defunct Citizens for a Sound Economy front-group, founded by the Koch Brothers in 1984.  Koch Industries now vehemently denies any funding for FreedomWorks, though their founding of the precursor organization is undisputed.  Other organizations that funded CSE included the Scaife Foundations, Enron, General Electric, Phillip Morris, ExxonMobile and other upstanding champions of the public good.

The Koch Brothers founded or funded all these groups for one reason, and one reason only: buying political power. Despite public denials, the lying Koch bastards have been pulling the strings of the Teabaggers since before the word “go”. The Citizens United ruling gives them a green light to buy whatever elections they’d like. They’re on track to spend $200+ million in this election cycle alone.

That the Koch family of ruthless plutocrats got their start with blood-money from a rather famous murderously totalitarian despot likely isn’t known to the average Tea Party sheep, but clueless patriotic puppets have always been easily manipulated by evil men, and the Koch Brothers are VERY evil men indeed.

D’ya think it was an accident that the network cut away during the Romney/Kock Brothers handshake at the RNC?

The Amazing Mr. Romney steps full in it, barefoot! Seamus’ revenge?

A map of Lord Mittens’ moochers. Very not ‘people like us’,  say what?

Mitt da Git strikes again! Who writes his material? The guy’s a tragi-comic genius!

Clint Eastwood, Oh He of the Empty Chair, explains everything: M’Lord Willard is an “idiot”.

Did the taping of Romney’s off-the-cuff (and out of mind) remarks at the Florida fund-raiser break the law? Maybe, but maybe not.

A bit on the “twilight language” of synchronicity vis The Dark Knight Rises and Romney’s sinking presidential bid.

The light, see how it fades: historical observations on the aftermath of the Roman withdrawal from Britannia.

Boy, it’s nice to see that the Oklahoma judiciary is at the cutting edge of science and gender discrimination. The Judge does us proud!

It would be pretty weird if God weren’t invisible, huh?

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