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    Koch Derangement Syndrome Jumped The Shark Rather Quickly

    Koch Derangement Syndrome Jumped The Shark Rather Quickly

    A campaign by Think Progress to demonize and marginalize the Koch brothers has jumped the shark.

    No, I’m not referring to the cretin who posted a comment here calling me a “Koch whore.”

    No, I’m not referring to the theft of David Koch’s identity by a liberal blogger.

    No, I’m not even referring to the pathetic and sick attempt by Lee Fang of Think Progress to attack John Hinderaker of Power Line Blog because among John’s law firm’s hundreds of clients are Koch companies.  (Fang obviously was reacting to John’s masterful takedown — here and here — of the false accusations made by Fang against the Koch brothers.)

    I’m referring to the BREAKING NEWS that a former Koch executive who now has his own business supplies styrofoam cups to the House of Representatives, as dramatically reported by HuffPo (emphasis mine):

    Former Koch Industries executive George Wurtz owns WinCup, which supplies the styrofoam cups now littering the building following the House GOP’s decision to phase out biodegradable cups from a Capitol lunchroom.

    House Republicans announced in January that they would end a program to place compostable cups, containers and utensils in the House-side mini-cafeteria, a direct shot at former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “Green the Capitol” initiative, which did away with styrofoam cups in 2007. Suspending the program resulted in business for Wurtz, a former executive of Koch Industries subsidiary Georgia-Pacific LLC.

    GOP leaders did not handpick Wurtz’s company, however — that decision rested with Restaurant Associates, which manages the cafeteria.

    “Decisions over what suppliers to use were done solely at the discretion of Restaurant Associates,” Salley Wood, spokeswoman for the House Administration Committee.

    In other words, there is no story here.  Someone who used to work for a Koch subsidiary landed a contract with the non-political people who run the cafeteria.  So what?  So what if a current Koch subsidiary landed the contract?

    This massive piece of non-news was important enough for a headline at Slate, as well.

    Although Think Progress’s war on the Koch brothers is years old, the anti-Koch mania really only has moved into the mainstream with the Wisconsin protests.

    It didn’t take long for the deranged to learn how to jump that shark.  But then again, Happy Days was set in Milwaukee.

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    Comments


    Obviously, the styrofoam cups are specially treated to release certain chemicals into the contents, allowing for the control of Congressmembers

    /liberal

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to stock up on distilled water and grain alcohol , and find my copy of Dr. Strangelove.

    They've lost their freakin' minds.
    No further comment or analysis needed.

    The end.


     
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    Real American | March 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

    To the leftards, Koch bros are bad b/c they allegedly buy politicians who give them sweet deals with taxpayer dollars.

    To the leftards, public employee unions are good even though they actually buy politicians who give them sweet deals with taxpayer dollars.

    To tell you the truth, I follow business and finance and I had never heard of the Koch Bros. until a few months ago. I get the impression there is a Vast Left Wing Conspiracy going on where some manipulative d**ks (possibly the whole Democrat Party) think up schemes to deflect attention from the mess they are making of everything and then program attack dogs (Stink Progress, the Daily Kosa Nostra, Huffing and Puffing Post, etc) by throwing some raw meat to them and giving commands like "Destroy Koch" or "Scream Racism" (these commands tend to be short because the dogs are not able to process much information.)

    I DARE anybody to prove me wrong! (Heh, heh.)


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