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GOP hits Pelosi's 'hypocrisy' on wage bill

Posted on 01/12/2007 5:00:04 AM PST by paltz

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To: TheKidster

the majority of the public would see that as utterly ridiculous, as the GOP has fought wage raises for 10 years

41 posted on 01/12/2007 7:37:26 AM PST by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: mvpel
POST BY CALIBAN from the URL below

While your time-line is significantly flawed, the Pelosi connection with the ongoing Sea-Lion/H.J. Heinz War is an important developement.

As most know the population of Alaskan Sea-Lions has been declining at a significant rate since the early 70s, experts put the figure at an 80% decline. The early 70s was an important period in this conflict due to The H.J Heinz Corporation's acquisition of the StarKist Tuna canning business. Shortly after acquiring StarKist, H.J. Heinz classified it as a 'subsidiary business' and relocated from its sea-side California base, closer to H.J. Heinz' Sharpsberg, Pennsylvania home. The move wasn't political in nature, it was concieved and executed by Heinz Directors to shore up some distribution synergies.

The move, however, did have unintended consequences. While the Alaskan Sea-Lion waned, due to the extensive poaching of available tuna (The Sea-Lion's principal prey), the California Sea-Lion population enjoyed healthy growth, as Heinz increased its canning of East Coast tuna.

The significance of the relationship between the population growth of the California Sea-Lion and the Heinz buyout and subsequent relocation of Starkist, was not lost on the Sea-Lions.

Fast forward to 2003. The H.J. Heinz corporation, in response to a decline in the compounded annual growth of its revenues, decieded to sell off, in a closed market all-stock transaction, a number of its packaged foods businesses. Among which, was StarKist Tuna.

StarKist's new parent corporation is now Del Monte Foods. Del Monte's base of operations? Thats right, San Fransisco, California.

The timeline of Del Monte's acquisition of StarKist coincides exactly with the increased Sea-Lion attacks on Californians mentioned in the article. For a while the Sea-Lion was content with the occasional retalitory murder, obviously trying to scare the Del Monte brass. However, recent events have caused the Sea-Lion to take more drastic tactics, i.e.taking out a 50 foot yacht in San Fransisco harbour. Enter the Pelosi connection.

Billionaire owner of Snapple, Arby's, and TJ cinnimon, Nelson Peltz is currently locked into a proxy battle with H.J. Heinz Corporations board of directors. When Heinz sold StarKist to Del Monte, the terms resulted in Heinz stockholders becoming 74.5% owners of the new Del Monte. Peltz, H.J. Heinz' principle non-family shareholder, is attempting to increase his influence within the company by obtaining another proxy seat. To better his cause, Peltz has enlisted the help of business/real estate investor Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband. Paul Pelosi's portfiolio includes 3 huge Napa Valley properties in addition to a 17 million dollar position in the H.J. Heinz corporation.

This is all factual data. I can provide more links later.

It appears that the Sea-Lion's are fighting back; take out a few people and stop them from buying tuna, they tried that and it didn't do much. Now they are stepping up their attacks. Taking out San Fransisco's marina, accomplishes a number of military goals. 1) They are hitting the economic infrastructure that enables Del Monte and Heinz to make money by fishing the very tuna that the Sea-Lions need to survive. 2) They send a message to Del Monte and Heinz principle shareholder Nelson Peltz, get StarKist out of San Fran, or we'll f**k with the constituency of your boy Pelosi's bitch.

42 posted on 01/12/2007 7:44:16 AM PST by paltz
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To: mvpel

Not a problem, Paul Pelosi doesn't talk to Nancy either. Plausible denaibility is good enough for MSM where dems are concerned. Is it plausible that Paul doesn't speak to Nancy? Sadly, I would have to say yes.

43 posted on 01/12/2007 7:44:51 AM PST by jwalsh07 (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: indylindy; paltz

Politicians like Pelosi are why they call us a "blew" state.

44 posted on 01/12/2007 7:46:12 AM PST by oldbrowser (This war isn't over until it's OVER.)
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To: paltz

Losers in the Somoan Lottery....

45 posted on 01/12/2007 7:47:36 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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46 posted on 01/12/2007 7:47:44 AM PST by HoosierHawk
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To: Doohickey
I'm sure it does. In those cases, a responsible Representative would vote no.

That'd be the honorable thing to do. But since you don't know what's in the package, it's a pig in a poke, and if it's something your constituents might favor, you'll get hammered for it the next election cycle - and you can be sure the Democrats will gleefully engineer just such a thing.

47 posted on 01/12/2007 7:48:47 AM PST by COBOL2Java ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world" - Winston Churchill on Islam)
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To: paltz

MSM...nothing to see here ...move along you looky-loos. Where is old Baghdad Bob for some comic relief?

48 posted on 01/12/2007 7:49:15 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: paltz

Of course, since Pelosi is a democrat, the MSM will certainly 'look the other way' on this hypocrisy.

49 posted on 01/12/2007 7:52:02 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: oldbrowser


50 posted on 01/12/2007 7:53:40 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: paltz

Totally in character for Madam Speaker. I read that Pelosi is a millionare. One of the ways she and her husband made their millions was to hire non-union workers in their vinyards and pay below minimum wages.

51 posted on 01/12/2007 7:58:29 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: DB

"Mr. McHenry raised a parliamentary inquiry as to whether an amendment could be offered that would exempt American Samoa from stem-cell research, "just as it was for the minimum-wage bill."

Thats funny stuff. Then Barney got his panties in a bunch.

52 posted on 01/12/2007 7:59:19 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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53 posted on 01/12/2007 8:01:44 AM PST by firewalk
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To: Holicheese
I'm curious why there are not more links or outrage about this.

FOX News had a fairly large expose in it this morning, I'm sure they will keep it going all day. O' Reilly will also hit on it, plus Hannity & DUmmies.
54 posted on 01/12/2007 8:05:32 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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Never make it on ABC World news Tonight or NYT so it never happened.

55 posted on 01/12/2007 8:06:25 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: paltz
"I was troubled to learn of this exemption,"

Hellooo! Aren't you even a little bit ashamed or embarrassed to admit you didn't even READ the legislation you voted yes on? At least let your constituents know that you plan to be a rubber stamp for the democrats.

56 posted on 01/12/2007 8:09:23 AM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: pnh102
Many "Republicans" voted for this flawed legislation. Their complaint about the exemption for American Samoa seems a bit dubious. Why did they not raise this issue when the bill came up for a vote?

Didn't Puglosi pass a rule that the minority party can only vote on these early bills, but no amendments are allowed? Seems like some of the Republicans faced a Hobson's choice on this one.

Now that the vote is in, there ain't nothing stopping them from questioning things...

57 posted on 01/12/2007 8:12:14 AM PST by ssaftler
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To: mvpel
owns a $17 million position in H.J.Heinz Corporation,

As in Teresa Heinz-Kerry???
Why does that just figure?

58 posted on 01/12/2007 8:15:18 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

You said, in part: Okay, so she hasn't been lobbied by them.
Fine. Let's say she hasn't.

Why would Star Kist need to lobby her if she includes these provisions in legislation WITHOUT them lobbying her? A little nod nod, wink wink, it looks like from here.

59 posted on 01/12/2007 8:16:40 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: paltz
Suuuuurrrrre.....Eventually, it will come out. You'll look great in prison stripes, Nancy.

Even if she was lobbied by a business in her district, and then exempted them, it is hypocrisy, which is not a jailable offense. I agree it is fishy.

60 posted on 01/12/2007 8:20:51 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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