Monday, July 23, 2012

Meet ALEC : Friend of Charter Schools, Stand Your Ground Laws, Voter Suppresion

If anyone still hasn't had the misfortune of meeting ALEC The American Legislative Exchange Council yet, here is your big chance. Seriously, if this name doesn't ring a bell you need to see this. And if it does then you'll need to add to your data base. This bunch is the perfect marriage of lobbyists and do nothing congressmen, Senators and various other shitheels whose raison d' etre seems to be collecting swag, junkets, hookers booze and blow that their representative position seems to put in their path. If you love the parent trigger laws in Cali as much as you love the Stand Your Ground Laws in Florida that enabled Trayvon Martin's killer to ride back to the station with the cops as if he was one of the fellas then you will LOVE ALEC. This group is responsible for trigger laws and the idiotic mess in Florida that enables you to shoot first and confess to "feeling threatened" later.  Oh and they are also big into voter suppression too. 

Bill Gates and the Mrs. eventually dropped ALEC after a litany of others among them :  Procter & Gamble, Yum! Brands, McDonald's, Wendy's, Mars Inc., Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Intuit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Reed Elsevier (owner of LexisNexis and publisher of science and health information), American Traffic Solutions, Arizona Public Service and Kaplan. Colors of Change started the ball rolling making thousands of phonecalls and making contacts to appraise some of these corporations of how bad it looks for them to be associating with a group who enables the theft of public school funds, suppresses voters and advocates the killing of unarmed civilians by other civilians who happen to be trigger happy. You need to be aware of this if you are a voter, an unarmed citizen or even a reasonably armed one, a non billionaire or even a lowdown teacher. You need to know what's going on behind your back as you correct your nightmarish English 9 papers thinking everything's on the level because you haven't heard otherwise. 

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