Today’s Email From Nigeria: Plans To File Charges Against Dick Cheney

Maybe it is something to get our hopes up. like email promising great financial rewards, but this is one report out of Nigeria which looks valid. Nigeria’s anti-corruption police are planning to file charges against Dick Cheney in a $180 million bribery case involving Halliburton:

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday summoned the country chief of Halliburton and last week detained 10 Nigerian and expatriate Halliburton staff for questioning after raiding its Lagos office.

“We are filing charges against Cheney,” EFCC spokesman Femi Babafemi told Reuters, but declined to give any further details on what the charges were, or where they would be filed.

Houston-based engineering firm KBR, a former Halliburton unit, pleaded guilty last year to U.S. charges that it paid $180 million in bribes between 1994 and 2004 to Nigerian officials to secure $6 billion in contracts for the Bonny Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Niger Delta.

KBR and Halliburton, which was once headed by Cheney, reached a $579 million settlement in the United States but Nigeria, France and Switzerland have conducted their own investigations into the case.

It looks real, but I’ll get suspicious if they request that all those who want to see  Dick Cheney indicted cable them with their bank account numbers.

And Dinosaurs Too

Updating the earlier story on the planned creationist theme park, as the cretins behind the project believe that dinosaurs and humans coexisted, the planned ark will include dinosaurs. Twelve year old boys should love this–unless they have any knowledge of science.

Young earth creationists, whose understanding of science is at the level of The Flintstones, include one-third of the population of Texas and Sarah Palin.

Creationist Theme Park Planned

It looks like we are going to have another theme park in the southern United States devoted to total fantasy. We already have fantasy-themed parks such as Disney’s Magic Kingdom which presents the illusion that Disney princesses and other Disney characters were real people. The Governor of Kentucky announced the building of a new fantasy theme park in his state. It will be a creationist theme park which presents the illusion that creationism is a valid explanation for the development of complex organisms.

Theme parks typically include spectacular attractions. The Magic Kingdom has Cinderella’s Castle in the center–a fictitious castle which was the home of a fictitious person. The planned creationist theme park will include a wooden ark, based upon a fictitious ark built by Noah, another fictitious person.

Update: And Dinosaurs Too