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  • Reply to: CMD Joins Groups Denouncing Attacks on Press Covering Anti-Racism Protests   4 years 6 hours ago
    When will we see a report on the free speech suppression of conservative voices, particularly on America's higher education campuses? Free means free to all, not just your favored classes.
  • Reply to: State Farm Insurance Claims "No Fault" in Bankrolling ALEC   4 years 1 day ago
    Sorry to break it to you but if the Hartford is through AARP, you may want to do some homework. According to, as of Aug. 2019, AARP were on a list of 1,413 attendees for the ALEC 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin in 08/2019: “AARP, which – after member pressure – publicly distanced itself from ALEC in 2016 (see LA Times: A shamed AARP withdraws from right-wing lobbying organization ALEC) WAS BACK at ALEC with 20 members of staff. This included numerous AARP state directors and members of its national staff.“ Based on what I’ve researched, AARP were def w/ ALEC back in 2012 when you wrote your comment.
  • Reply to: State Farm Insurance Claims "No Fault" in Bankrolling ALEC   4 years 2 days ago
    Agreed, Alan. It would be like me saying that I donate money to the Hell’s Angels... but I don’t support their agenda of racism, sexism, violence and drug trafficking... I only support their once a year charity event for kids (or whatever it is they do to keep a toe in the morality pond). It’s just completely ridiculous. (ps. Just using this as an example... I’m sure there are some very upstanding members of the Hell’s Angels out there... they just don’t have a very good track record ;)
  • Reply to: State Farm Insurance Claims "No Fault" in Bankrolling ALEC   4 years 2 days ago
    That’s completely absurd! If State Farm donates money to ALEC, they don’t choose where their money is being allocated. If they are supporting ALEC in ANY WAY financially, they are, de facto, supporting the ALEC agenda in its entirety (such as proliferation of firearms, voter suppression, environmental regulatory rollbacks, etc). Period.
  • Reply to: A Banana Republic Once Again?   4 years 3 days ago
    Everyone should keep in mind that when you hear the term "public relations" (or "PR"), whether in this article or in your daily life, you should think "propaganda." Public relations is literally propaganda. There is no difference between the two, one just sounds nicer. In fact, it was our man, Edward Bernays, himself, who invented the term "public relations" as a way to "rebrand" the term propaganda. After WWI he saw how successful propaganda was in wartime and wondered if it could be as useful during peacetime, but he knew that the war had sullied the term "propaganda", so he invented the term "public relations" to replace it, but he knew that it was all the same thing. Edward Bernays is one of the most interesting people or subjects that you could ever consider going down a rabbit hole on. He is singlehandedly responsible for 'inventing' your own belief that "bacon and eggs are breakfast foods." He made that up while working for the pork industry, if I'm not mistaken.