Friday, May 20, 2005

Conservative = Conformity

Identify the red nemesis! Yes, the Republican party under the leadership of Bush and his corporate contributors is showing its true stripes of Parastroika with their big government shenanigans. Uniformity reigns supreme as every town comes equipped with one media monopoly that includes TV, radio, print, cable and Internet access, one gigantic blue box for all your shopping needs--Wal-mart--and a handful of big restaurants where you better like the crap they are serving because there is no other choice until you hit the border!
Enough people have falsely compared Bush to Hitler. He is not like Hitler... he is like Stalin, a man who sentenced his own people to death (see Bush's gubernatorial record in the state of Texas). Stalin. Bush. Each man has taken a fairly decent form of government, and through his abuse of power, corrupted it so that it will never again be recognized as a positive force in global politics. Each man has committed atrocities that have served to destroy the credibility of his political party. Our mission is to make this known.
Identify the red nemesis! Dig out that "Better dead than Red" button and let the world know who the real enemy is.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Silly politicians, the First Amendment is for individuals

As I head off to St. Louis for the Free Press Conference, I look forward to meeting George Lakoff, a person who knows how important language is when it comes to politics. Sadly, many prominent elected officials, including Democrats, do not.
Case in point, the argument that by placing limits on pharmaceutical advertisements would be a violation of the First Amendment. Now, you can call me crazy, but I really don't think that our founding fathers wrote the First Amendment with corporations in mind. While individuals and members of the press are guaranteed freedom of speech, corporations should be held responsible for the content in their advertisements. Ads depicting people who are unnaturally happy to promote drugs with, often, life-threatening side effects, is down right unethical. When people began to wise up to similar advertisements, cigarette ads in the 1970s, the ads were banned from finite media (radio and television). Now, I'm not saying to ban all pharmaceutical ads, just those on television. Despite the hushed or microscopic (when in print) disclaimers, these ads are still marketing potentially harmful substances. Aside from that, these ads are so much more damaging to the health of our country because they contribute to the sky-rocketing costs of all medications. Because this is a unique situation and because there is infinite media (online and print), we as a nation really need to limit the content of advertising on finite media. Therefore, it is not a violation of First Amendment rights to ban pharmaceutical ads from television.
Remind your politicians of this.