Wednesday, December 04, 2013

If you get enough donations maybe you can buy a slew of tiny violins for yourselves

And to think, Karen Handel, the right-winger who brought down the Susan B. Koman Foundation, was only involved in spirit.

The Guardian has learned that the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which shapes and promotes legislation at state level across the US, has identified more than 40 lapsed corporate members it wants to attract back into the fold under a scheme referred to in its documents as the "Prodigal Son Project".

The target firms include commercial giants such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Kraft, McDonald's and Walmart, all of which cut ties with the group following the furore over the killing of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in February 2012.

I'm surprised they did not call it the "Prodigal Gun Project" because they are classy like that.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

America needs a Guardian. And all we have is the New York Times.

We’re doomed.

pansypoo said...

we do have access to real news now.