Undoubtedly, as voters attempt to make up their own minds, the "Vulfs," the "Tweetys" and the "Pumpkinheads" aka "talking heads," will be drooling all over our airwaves, "catapulting the propaganda" they wish/NEED them to believe in order to prevent John Edwards from becoming the next President of the United States.
Why you might ask? Books have been written on this entire subject but if you don't know why, I suggest you educate yourselves on the media conglomerate, who owns our networks AND where their money not only comes from but goes to. We'll save that chat for another day but for the moment, I'm simply indulging in my morning cynicism AFTER slamming the television off...a.g.a.i.n. The LAST person corporations, Big Pharma and media wish to see in office is Edwards - why? Because he is the ONLY one who is unafraid to stand up to these monolithic, greed-driven monsters. No one owns John Edwards.
But, in the unlikely event any South Carolina voters just happen to be visiting here, I'm giving you what might be one of the most important issues where Senator Edwards again leaves his two media opponents in the wind, directly from his own mouth, directly from his website, http://www.johnedwards.com/:
Senator Edwards sent the following email to supporters this afternoon.
When it comes to protecting the rule of law, words are not enough. We need action.
It's wrong for your government to spy on you.
That's why I'm asking you to join me today in calling on Senate Democrats to
filibuster revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that
would give "retroactive immunity" to the giant telecom companies for their role
in aiding George W. Bush's illegal eavesdropping on American citizens.
The Senate is debating this issue right now -- which is why we must act right now. You can find your Senators' phone numbers here or call the Senate Switchboard at
Granting retroactive immunity is wrong. It will let corporate law-breakers off the hook. It will hamstring efforts to learn the truth about Bush's illegal spying program. And it will flip on its head a core principle that has guided our nation since our founding: the belief that no one, no matter how well connected or what office they hold, is above the law.
But in Washington today, the telecom lobbyists have launched a full-court press for
retroactive immunity. George Bush and Dick Cheney are doing everything in their
power to ensure it passes. And too many Senate Democrats are ready to give the
lobbyists and the Bush administration exactly what they want.
Please join me in calling on every Senate Democrat to do everything in their power -- including joining Senator Dodd's efforts to filibuster this legislation -- to stop
retroactive immunity and stand up for the rule of law. The Constitution should
not be for sale at any price.
Thank you for taking action.
January 24, 2008
"There is nothing worse than gangrene of the soul." Mike Malloy - 1/20/2005