Tag Archives: corporations

  Letters from a jilted lover

Bobby Jindal Is Being Bullied By The Gaywads, And He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

Dang, still looks nothing like him.
Bobby Jindal, wingnut governor of Louisiana, is whining in a very public way. Why? Gays. Where? The New York Times. Jindal has penned an op-ed to let everybody know that, unlike those Republican pussies in Arkansas and Indiana, who caved to the unholy alliance of Big Business and Big Sodomy and signed watered-down Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA’s, as the kids call them on Snapchat) that don’t explicitly allow people with Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs to discriminate against gays and lesbians any old damn way they choose, he will be “holding firm against gay marriage.” In fact, that is the headline of his piece! Show us on the doll where the gays are bullying you, Governor Jindal: Read more on Bobby Jindal Is Being Bullied By The Gaywads, And He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore!…
  today in sexytime god and tyranny

Appeals Court Says Catholic-Owned Business Still Has To Pay For Slut Pill Insurance

A federal appeals court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance plans cover contraception, even when employers are personally offended by the idea that their slutty employees might be having sex in ways that the employers’ imaginary friends don’t approve of. A Catholic family that owns a controlling interest in two private companies had claimed that the contraception coverage would “force them to choose between violating the teachings of their church and suffering significant financial harm.” And here’s a fun little twist: it looks like the concept of “corporate personhood” played a role in the decision to deny the challenge to the ACA, because while corporations are people, they don’t go to church, my friend. Read more on Appeals Court Says Catholic-Owned Business Still Has To Pay For Slut Pill Insurance…
  The Grapes Of Math

We Prove It With Numbers: If You Are A Child Living In A GOP-Controlled State, You Are Screwed

There’s a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that shows child poverty increased between 2010 and 2011 even as the economy was allegedly recovering from the recession, but who cares, kids don’t read blogs anyway, right? Ha, we joke, because that’s what we do when we are sad! Remember how corporate profits reached all-time highs in 2011? They did not give any of that money to the poor children, it turns out. Anyway, yr Wonkette went ahead and did some Excel magic with this and other readily-available data and noticed something very interesting! So what did we “find?” In short, we found that children living in states with GOP-controlled legislatures tended to be worse off overall than their levels of economic poverty would indicate, while the opposite was true for the majority of Democrat-controlled states. Go Team! This almost makes up for the Democrats having been such shameless Wall Street whores for the last 20 years. Almost! Read more on We Prove It With Numbers: If You Are A Child Living In A GOP-Controlled State, You Are Screwed…
  potato ex machina

Monsanto Threatens To Sue Entire State Of Vermont Over Food Labeling Bill

Monsanto, that sickening institution behind Agent Orange and strawberries made out of fish and sugar made out of Axe Body Spray,* has claimed and will probably claim until the end of time that you don’t really need to know that your “all-natural” cereal is actually created in a lab. DON’T YOU LIKE IT? Don’t you feel yourself turning into a Transformer? But the state of Vermont is particularly not thrilled about Monsanto’s coquettish behavior, and is trying to pass H. 722, which would require food labels to tell you whether a product is genetically modified, and would prevent that “all-natural” designation from appearing on the packaging of a GMO food, BECAUSE IT ISN’T. The corporation has so much disgusting dirty cash on hand, however, that it has decided to intimidate the people of Vermont — not a timid bunch, mind you — out of proceeding with the bill. The sad thing? It looks like it’s working. Fish strawberries WILL RISE AGAIN. Read more on Monsanto Threatens To Sue Entire State Of Vermont Over Food Labeling Bill…
  hurricanes now have a permit

Bobby Jindal’s Wife Getting Very Interesting Charity Donations

In an alternate universe where Bobby Jindal never opened his adorable mouth about letting volcanoes kill us all, Bobby Jindal is engaged in an epic struggle with Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich to be the next president of the United States. In that universe, this scandal is game-changing news: Jindal’s wife’s charity has received a series of very large donations from corporations who are looking to influence regulatory policy. The kind of regulatory policy that, uh, leads to things like giant oil spills off the coast that threaten the ecosystem of the state and the livelihoods of many of its residents. But it’s for a good cause! Supriya Jindal has “revolutioned chalkboards,” because chalkboards are obviously the thing to blame for making Louisiana’s kids dumb, fat, poor, poisoned, and covered in crude oil. Read more on Bobby Jindal’s Wife Getting Very Interesting Charity Donations…
  actual awful news

ROBERTS SUPREME COURT CONTINUES TO LOOK OUT FOR LITTLE MAN: The Supreme Court finally released its much delayed verdict in this stupid case about some Hillary Clinton documentary airing on teevee, and, as experts expected, used it as its latest front to give corporations even greater power and influence over our Failed State: “WASHINGTON — Sweeping aside a century-old understanding and overruling two important precedents, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.” Ugh. “Corporate personhood” has made a sick fucking joke out of the First Amendment. Fix this, Scott Brown! [NYT] Read more on …
  scum

Democratic Convention To Feature Millions Of Celebrities And Corporations, But No One Else

Well, we’re glad that the planners of the Democratic National Convention have so diligently put together their celebrity cameo list for Denver. They have announced that Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, and N.E.R.D. will perform music shows. Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Forrest Whitaker, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cheryl Hines and Edward Norton Jr. have promised to smile for the cameras. Corporate sponsors include United Airlines, Google, Coors Brewing Company, Anheuser-Busch, Xcel Energy, Motorola, Qwest, and AT&T. So many announcements, and such organization! At this rate, the DNCC might actually review media applications soon and let members of the press know whether or not they should buy expensive plane tickets. [WP/The Sleuth] Read more on Democratic Convention To Feature Millions Of Celebrities And Corporations, But No One Else…
 

Edwards Camp Under Fire After Mock Criticizing Colbert

Presidential hopeful Stephen Colbert, who has declared that Doritos chips are supporting his campaign, was recently the target of populist John Edwards’ sole campaign tactic: That everyone except John Edwards takes donations from evil corporations. In response to South Carolina’s “Favorite Son” campaigning in Columbia Sunday, Edwards spokeswoman Teresa Wells tried to make a meta-funny: Read more on Edwards Camp Under Fire After Mock Criticizing Colbert…
 

Daily Briefing: New Poll Finds Poll Results Ambiguous

NYT/CBS poll finds “marked disenchantment with Congress” with only 25% of respondents approving of them. 25% is also the number of people who think Bush is “mostly lying when talking about the war.” [NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: New Poll Finds Poll Results Ambiguous…
 

Remainders: Are You There God? It’s Me, Larry

* When everything that’s soulless and wrong becomes a Power Point slide. [The Nation] * Tonight, Larry King will cry himself to sleep with more and larger tears than last night. Also, more sobbing. [Extreme Mortman] Read more on Remainders: Are You There God? It’s Me, Larry…
 

Metro Section: A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Grass Chewing, Inc.

* What does Butterstick want for his birthday? A few less corporate sponsors and a lot more bamboo. [National Zoo] * The New Chinatown is the place to see and be seen, if you’re a corporate restaurant chain, or just a fat ass. [DC Pussycat Doll] Read more on Metro Section: A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Grass Chewing, Inc….
 

Sadly, Gawker Media Just Missed the Cut

Our chronically dissatisfied brother is holding a fierce tournament to decide, by popular vote, the worst company in America. The round of particular interest to Wonkette readers is the first one, pitting defending champ Halliburton against old-school favorite Monsanto. A commenter notes that “it’s like if we saw Duke vs. UConn in the first round of March Madness” — and who can forget when Duke manufactured Agent Orange and then caused the worst industrial accident in the history of the United States while UConn sold expired meals to the Army and bilked the government out of billions of uncontested reconstruction dollars? Read more on Sadly, Gawker Media Just Missed the Cut…