"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

May 27, 2006

An Inconvenient Donation

As you have likely heard or seen by now, the Competitive Enterprise Institute has its media guns loaded, cocked and firing at the sensationalism generated by Al Gore's new movie, An Inconvenient Truth.

Ever the curious one, I went to the CEI web site and found their two commercials currently airing on TV which attempt to debunk the fact that CO2 emissions are accelerating global warming. They are completely misleading and flat-out wrong, of course. As a bonus they added to their video choices a shiv for Gore.

CEI has, believe it or not, a section for donations! Yes, an "institute" funded entirely by exceedingly wealthy corporations (e.g. Exxon-Mobil) wouldn't mind if you threw $10 or $20 of your gas money their way.

There's also a PayPal link on their site if you're into that, which I am, so I went ahead and sent a $0.01 donation to them with the message "Kiss My A$$". If every good progressive did that, maybe a significant portion of Exxon-Mobil's/Others' support would be used processing the donations rather than putting out their outrageous propoganda.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his job depends on not understanding it." - - - Upton Sinclair

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