Friday, July 13, 2007

Fitial has a friend in Dengre....NOT!

Dengre has posted a new blog about our Governor titled "He’s in DC... Can we arrest him now?"

Here is the intro:
One of the key players in the Abramoff/Republican Corruption Scandal is in Washington DC tonight. He was there for the bribes, the payoffs, the secret deals between Jack and the Bush White House. He benefited from the crimes and did his part to further the GOP Criminal Conspiracy.

He is an architect of the system of human trafficking and abuse that has flourished on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for over 25 years. The sweatshops, forced prostitution, money laundering, gambling, graft, corruption and incompetence that have become synonymous with the rogue US Territory in the Western Pacific are all by-products of his criminal career.

His name is Benigno R. (Ben) Fitial. He is the Governor of the CNMI. Jack and Tom got him the gig.

Can we arrest him now?

Click HERE to read Dengre's full Dailykos Diary.

Dengre reads my blog, so if you are not yet registered on Dailykos, you can leave comments on my blog.

This is going to be fun election season. Let the games begin!


Envelop Ideas said...

"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

can't wait to see the showdown...

Bruce A. Bateman said...

See comments on Saipanuvian Speaks.

Envelop Ideas said...

to bruce, here's the score of my impartial believability scale:

10 for Dengre, 0(love) for you..

Please don't get upset, at least you have love.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Does it take love to lick an envelope?

Anonymous said...

Who knows, perhaps Ben Fitial will ask his fellow republican friends in DC to join the Covenant Party. Im not too sure that voters will entice such an offer, I mean, It has been Democrats v.s. Republicans from the start right.

Anyways, Ben Fitial loves George W. Bush, thats his president.

I dont know about you, but anyone who believes in Bush and his philosophy, well, Im glad im a democrat.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Not from the start. Abraham Lincoln was the first Repuglican. The Democrats were the pro-slavery party. Before that we had the Whigs.

The Democratic Party was started by Thomas Jefferson.

George Washington was an Independent.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

...and George Bush doesn't care about black people

Anonymous said...

Mr. Greenia seems exceedingly ill-informed about the Commonwealth. "Pacific Trust Territories"? "[H]ammered out the final details on the Covenant" in 1985-89? Arrest the Governor while subject to U.S. jurisdiction ("legal jeopardy")? What country does Dennis think the CNMI is part of?!!

Frankly, the "historical explanation" in his column is simplistic and racist:

"To get buy-in from the local Chamorro/Carolinian population, he made sure that even folks on food stamps could afford their very own Filipino maid. Even today, almost 70% of the indigenous population has their own live in maid—even if they are still on the dole."

What complete and utter balderdash!

With such absurd premises, no wonder he reaches such wild conclusions. [Less than a month ago Dengre was opposing S. 1634.] He is "fighting the last war," the social conditions of ten years ago, just like the "reformer" Wendy Doromal who has again parachuted in to "save" the workers of Saipan -- another activist frozen in time about ten years ago (when she moved away).

"Rogue territory" indeed.

Perhaps Mr. Greenia can help me find a Pirate of Saipan to look for some jobs for my friends.

They want to ruin our economy, and send all the contract workers to the mainland or Guam.

Your analysis, Angelo, of what will likely happen if S. 1634 passes is quite prescient. How easy it is for Dengre and his ilk to have all the solutions for us benighted islanders when we are the ones who will have to live with the consequences of their ignorance.

anonymous [#006] said...

(Same "anonymous" [#006] as above.)

A "purge" of contract workers?! Try a failing economy (end of WTO quotas for China) and increased minumum wage. Previously such "activists" complained the CNMI had too many contract workers. Now they complain that they are moving on to greener pastures.

If you hadn't noticed, Mr. Greenia, even our locals are moving out. Is that a "purge," too? Just wait and see what will happen if S. 1634 passes!

You really have no compassion, Dengre for the people of the CNMI who have been victimized first by Abramoff, and now by the revenge-seeking Senate staffer Al Stayman.

Ron Hodges said...

This gets my nod as the best blog in Saipan history ever since and a true Pulitzer Prize for truth in journalism. You have made my Saipan LIST forever for stroking this one.

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