Archive for January, 2013

January 8th, 2013

I have friends whom I consider to be quite smart that don’t even understand the ramifications of things like Citizens United, Super Pacs, GMO’s, etc. Really people, educate yourself with more than media sound bites and headlines.

The thing that got me on this mini-rant was a friends fb posting about a California nut-case in Marin who thinks his corporate papers should get him out of a carpool violation, and how glad my friend is that he doesn’t live in California with stupid laws, etc. My friend is totally missing the point that it’s about taking on Citizens United (2010 US Supreme Court ruling effectively giving corporations the same rights as individuals, hence “incorporated” Super Pacs were born.)

Unfortunately most of the headlines about this guy in Marin with his corporate passenger miss the point too. The dumbing down of America thanks to popular media.
You can read more about it here: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22325083/marin-man-uses-corporate-personhood-fight-carpool-lane