Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What is wrong with people?

I'm sure everyone has heard the story of how a group of U.S. Marines burst into 4 houses in Haditha and killed 19 Iraqi civilians including women and children... right? RIGHT?! Well, I'm not surprised that no one has heard about it. It happened a year ago, and now even with talk of a cover-up, it's still not a major news story. If you want to read about it, there are two sources here and here.

Also, I received an email from MoveOn.org. Here's a snippet:
Last week, Net Neutrality advocates stunned the political world by
winning a vote overwhelmingly in a House committee. You were a big part
of that win.

Unfortunately, your representative, Rep. Spencer Bachus, was not part of
it. He voted AGAINST Internet freedom and Net Neutrality-caving to big
telecom companies and selling out the Internet.

Am I surprised that an Alabama politician didn't do the right thing? Nope. If you want to call him up and tell him he's a jackass, here's his info:
Congressman Spencer Bachus
Phone: 202-225-4921
District Offices:
  • Birmingham: 205-969-2296
  • Clanton: 205-280-0704

MoveOn.org recommends that if you "talk to a staffer, you can mention that you expect Rep. Bachus to support the bipartisan Sensenbrenner/Conyers "Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act" when it comes to the House floor."

Oh yeah, just in case you didn't know, he also serves on both the Financial Services Committee and the Itty Bitty Titty Committee where he and his peers routinely share a good laugh over "fair" business legislation and women with small breasts. Around the office he's even known as Dr. Double-D and has the personalized license plate to prove it. He also has a personal space rule when it comes to standing next to a black person. If there are two black people, that space is obviously doubled . Sometimes he does what he has to, but it's always pretty apparent. I guess that's why he and W get along so well.

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