Sunday, May 01, 2005

Hard To Keep Up With The Bad News

The new Energy Bill so eagerly signed by the president and pushed through by the GOP is rife with anti consumer, anti environment, anti economy perqs for Big Oil. One of the most unpleasant is the protection from lawsuits against MBTE, the deadly additive in gasoline. Lawsuits against Big Gas have been locked up in the courts for years while they dump millions at congress through lobbyists to protect their asses. Today, they win. "This doesn't slap them on the wrist, it pats them on the back" says Pelosi, Dem leader. More of Corporate America the Beautiful as George Bush's salt-the-earth-campaign continues against anyone who can't pony up the $2000 a dinner plate at any conveniently located pre-screened campaign donation dinner event near you.


Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

The UK goes to the polls today! Wish us luck!

4:28 PM, May 04, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

Yikes, we've been watching some of the stories here, amazed that Blair is so popular, despite himself. Who do you want in?

5:17 PM, May 04, 2005  
Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

Apropos of nothing posted here, I just read one of the most thoughtful, well-reasoned posts about the role of higher education and the ground campaing the GOP is runnng against it, by Siva Vaidhyanathan guest blogger on Altercation.

Daniel, is there a similar campaign going on in the UK?


7:41 PM, May 04, 2005  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Labour in Blair out in a nutshell, it's all about tatical voting so I'm voting Liberal Democrat.

BP, not to my knowledge, we don't really have an equivalent of the GOP here.

3:58 AM, May 05, 2005  

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