Tell Corporations To Stick To Business

Tell corporations to stick to business.

I just received this e-mail. I acted on it. So should you.

Dear Lars,

Once upon a time, corporations existed to produce goods and provide services to customers.

But these days it seems like corporations have a new priority – namely, spending millions to elect politicians who will do their bidding.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We can take back our democracy.

Please sign our petition urging corporations to refrain
from political spending in 2012!

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to special interest money in our elections. That money is now threatening to drown out the voices of ordinary Americans like you and me.

And while there are lots of options for reversing Citizens United, we can’t wait two, five or ten years for politicians to take action to fix our broken system.

We need to do something NOW. Let’s remind corporations to stick to business and refrain from political spending in the 2012 elections.

Sign our petition today, and we’ll deliver it to the top 500 corporations – starting with Bank of America, our #1 target as chosen by you, our Common Cause members and activists.

Thanks for all you do,

Bob Edgar
and the rest of the team at Common Cause

P.S. Please forward this message to four friends who also want to see corporations doing more to strengthen community, not investing in politics that divide it.

Shit That I Fucking Hate!

  • Old geezers at the gym (I’m talking about the guys old enough to be my father, 70+) prancing around in the locker room naked, bending over sticking their wrinkly asses in my face, taking 10 minutes to shave with their dicks rubbing against the sink, getting dressed, first putting on their socks, then shirt, then the necktie, THEN THEIR FUCKING UNDER PANTS!!! That’s the WRONG FUCKING ORDER DUDE!
  • The idiot who uses the squat rack for curls, then walks across the gym to do ten minutes on the rowing machine, then comes back and is pissed at me because I grabbed the rack for what it’s meant to be used for while he was gone. I told the fucker he could have it back if he could take it from me.
  • The local fire department who blocks off the main road through my town almost every fucking weekend to hold “boot collections” during the busiest shopping hours when everybody is out driving. It’s a traffic hazard, not to mention a fucking nuisance. Begging for money is getting out of control in this country. I realize that every good cause needs funding, but enough’s enough already!
  • Junk mail that looks like official government letters or bills. Borderline fraud if you ask me.
  • Companies who make you jump through hoops before they honor the warranty on a product you paid thousands of dollars for that broke after 3 months.
  • When you click on the link that says “unsubscribe from this mailing list” and the fucking spam continues to fill up your mailbox.
  • Malware, spyware, browser hijackers, viruses etc. If you install something on my computer and I didn’t ask for it it’s just as bad as if you come into my house uninvited, and if I catch you I’ll fucking BREAK YOUR LEGS!
  • Politicians who violate the public’s trust and use their positions for personal gain. Seems like every other Governor these days are either in jail or committing a crime that qualifies for jail. Whatever happened to seeking public office to SERVE and not for PERSONAL POWER? We should never have given up public floggings and tarring and feathering.
  • The elitist attitude of my local NPR affiliate. It’s pretty much the only sane otlet left for reliable broadcast news left to me, but when they do a 15-minute piece about some obscure classical composer that nobody’s heard of and nobody cares about right in the middle of prime news time THEY’RE WASTING MY FUCKING TIME!!!
  • All the commercial radio stations that label themselves as “(insert your state’s name here)’s best classic rock station”, yet they all seem to have the same playlist of about 50 songs on a non-stop rotation. Video didn’t kill the radio star, Clear Channel did.
  • All the products at the super market labeled as being FAT FREE, making people think they are healthy or good for weight loss, but fail to metion that they contain loads of sugar.
  • Fatties who sue McDonald’s because they got fat eating burgers and fries. Gimme a fucking break!
  • Politicians who check the polls and public opinion before forming their own. Whatever happened to LEADERSHIP?
  • Racists, xenophobes, homophobes, bigots of any orientation.
  • People who don’t think for themselves.
  • Self proclaimed experts (any field) who not only think they know everything, but they’re the ONLY ones who do, and anybody who dares disagree with them are idiots.
  • People who try to make themselves look good by making others look bad.
  • I was gonna say that I fucking hate Guidos, but those Youtube videos are really hilarious!
  • Jesus freaks who try to convince me that if I don’t share THEIR values I’m a bad and immoral person.
  • I really fucking hate it when I have to dig around in the protein tub to find the goddam fucking scoop. Fuck that shit!
  • I could go on and on and on and on, but since I hate whiners and complainers I’m gonna stop here.