(I’m sooo far behind, I think I’m ahead…)
Trying to play catch up–here are some highlights of issues sent out by Center for Media and Democracy–
I love that he is holding Whole Foods accountable for the food they are saying is organic….but not quite telling all of the possible ingredients (heavy metals and other contaminants)…
The “Don’t ask, don’t tell” I-see-no-evil, I-hear-no-evil is pretty standard. They aren’t counting on folks like Mario asking questions, either. The more people ask questions, the harder it is to come up with evasive answers.
Like I’ve said before, know where your food is from–buy locally if at all possible, because the gossip is at least one other national organic food store is selling conventionally grown (using chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides) food is being marketed as organic.
Addressing the gun violence issue. Like in my previous post, you can use other weapons for violence instead of guns–it’s the acceptance of violence in our society (and others) that encourages this. It’s so much easier to throw a rock than to try to reason with someone and to compromise and to recognize one’s own responsibility towards making peace. A gun is a quick way to end whatever problem there is…
And the argument that everyone carrying a gun would stop violence…oy vey…
ALEC member Scott nominated to fill Demint vacancy.
IRS audit for ALEC? The question becomes “are you a charity if you have a political action committee and go from state to state trying to heavily influence legislation?”
Michigan and ALEC’s right to work law. This is part of the religious right’s assault on fairness, which I’m finding out in the book Holy Terror. (I’m slowly getting through it, a better report later.)