I just got through watching the film "Elmer Gantry" this morning with Ms. Rittenhouse- then I read the following story:
First- I'll set the table... According to past Associated Press archives and here at the Web site Think Progress.org- in 2005- Hallilburton employee "Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her co-workers while she was working for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad.
In an apparent attempt to cover up the incident, the company then put her in a shipping container for at least 24 hours without food, water, or a bed, and “warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she’d be out of a job.”
Even more insultingly, the DOJ resisted bringing any criminal charges in the matter. KBR argued that Jones’ employment contract warranted her claims being heard in private arbitration — without jury, judge, public record, or transcript of the proceedings.
After 15 months in arbitration, Jones and her lawyers went to court to fight the KBR claims. Yesterday, a court ruled in favor of Jones.”"
Fast forward to 2009 and Senator Al Franken who introduces a bill that specifically prohibits government contracts going to employers like that so corrupt outfit Halliburton who make employees sign pre-employment "contracts" that absolves that company from reprisals from employees who suffer crimes such as Jones' gang rape.
That bill passed- but was voted AGAINST by Missouri Senator "Kit" Bond and the Republicrat wanks from Kansas- Brownback and Roberts.
Do these 3 gentlemen (using term loosely) actually APPROVE of gang rapes and other similar crimes?
Are Senators Bond- Brownback and Roberts closet fans of Roman Polanski and perhaps thought the film 'Deliverance' should get an Oscar for best documentary?
Burt Lancaster played a religious con-man in 'Elmer Gantry.'
Senators Bond- Brownback and Roberts are apparently real-life political con-men with their votes approving corporate gang rapes.
Then again- these 3 and most politicians have been gang-raping the American people in back rooms since I've been old enough to read....