Monday, August 10, 2009

minorities dont believe in global warming? no. no i dont think so.

When the truth isn't on your side, AND popular opinion is against you, AND you can't gain any ground with anyone of any value, AND you are literally on the wrong side of history, well then, THATS when you lie like a motherfucker. Like literally a bastard who fucks peoples mothers who everyone will hate. How do you do this? Well like THIS.

Virginia Democratic congressman Tom Perriello was having a rough time deciding whether to support Obamas climate change bill as his district leans red. Well a company called Bonner and Associates decided he needed a little push. So they sent him fake letters from legitimate minority groups stating that they do not support the climate change bill and he should not support it. B&A sent him letters addressed from the among others, the NAACP. And they read like this.

"Many of our members are on tight budgets and the sizes of their monthly utility bills are important expense items,"
Well being that Tom Perriello isn't fucking stupid he picked up a phone and called the local chapter of the NAACP, and got nothing but "huh?" and "wha?" and "wtf?!" to his questions. The same happened with the other groups who the letters were addressed from. After reporting this, it was quickly discovered that B&A was behind it as they have been known to pull this shit in the past.

FIRST B&A wouldn't respond, THEN they did respond and blamed it on a "bad employee" who they say has been fired. Well a former employee didn't feel like letting B&A make a scapegoat and has since spoke out saying,
"They just got caught this time,"

He (who chose to remain anonymous) also went on to say that it is standard practice as the company is run like a "white-collar sweatshop." because all the employees are temporary and if they do not produce results in getting SOME kind of support for their clients causes, they will be fired. He then spoke about how he saw groups of people being fired on more than one occasion.

SOME might question the validity of his statement as being from a disgruntled ex-employee UNTIL you see that B&A has been caught doing this before. In 1986 they were accused of defrauding the government by submitting signatures that were pulled from phonebooks, agency employees, and even yearbooks, (cuz teens are like so totally political) and when caught they said waaaay back then,

“We fired the people we determined were involved in it…what they did was in direct violation of the written policy of the firm.”
*big sniff* whew, whats that awful smell? Oh yea, its bullshit.

They have also been caught sending out petitions against healthcare reform from grassroots communities. And how did they THINK the petition would be more believable? By filling it full of spelling and grammatical errors. Because apparantly grassroots organizers are stupid?

So WHY would B&A do this? Because big coal payed them too. This week it was discovered that B&A's client is the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. ACCCE is playing dumb and saying B&A lied to them BUT some people aren't buying it as Dem. Congressman Ed Markey wants answers from the coal group as this isnt their first time being involved with lying bullshit either.

Last year the ACCCE was caught calling voters to support fighting national climate change and told callers they were an enviromental group and in no way related to the coal industry. Which may sound like business as usual, but when it involves congress like this, it is considered a federal crime. OOPS!

Meanwhile the NAACP is up in arms obviously and put out a statement saying,

"In this case Bonner and Associates are exploiting the African-American Community to achieve their misdirected goal..."
Creciendo Juntos, a hispanic group whose name was also used for these fake letters cried foul as well saying,

"They stole our name. They stole our logo. They created a position title and made up the name of someone to fill it. It's this type of activity that undermines Americans' faith in democracy."

The Jefferson Council on Aging, and the American Association of University Women were also used for the fake letters and put out similar statements saying,

"We've worked a long time to build up a reputation, and keep our name untarnished, and the notion that someone would come along and take that name ..... it's deceit. It's outright deceit,"

So whats to come of all this? Well first off, we hope these groups sue the fuck out of B&A and ACCCE. In the meantime Markeys committee in congress is now holding a probe into the matter, with other congressman like Frank Pallone calling for a full-on criminal investigation. Markeys committee has subpeona power, so someones head is going to roll and it WONT be the "bad employee."

Sometimes, the good guys DO win. XD

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