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Monday, March 18, 2013

ALEC behind Farm States’ “Ag Gag” Laws

It figures.  This should have been obvious all along.

When one state legislature after another starts passing identical laws to push a certain corporate agenda, the man behind the curtain is usually the American Legislative Exchange Council  (ALEC).  ALEC is basically a bill mill; a corporate front group that pushes various rightwing agendas at the state level.

“Stand Your Ground” laws, voter suppression laws, laws designed to cripple unions — all of these laws were passed in lockstep by red state legislatures.  And each one of these laws was the result of ALEC lobbyists dictating their instructions to their secretaries (formerly known as state legislators).

And now it turns out ALEC has been the driving force behind the epidemic of “Ag Gag” laws rolling down the legislative assembly line in state after state.  It was obvious these Ag state legislator/prostitutes were getting down on their knees and sucking somebody off; we just didn’t know ALEC was the suckee.  Or “suck-off-ee” or whatever you’d call it.  Or:  whose jism was smeared all over these Ag state legislators’ mouths?  ALEC’s jism.

Ag Gag laws are the result of numerous undercover videos taken inside factory farms.  These videos have revealed horrifying shocking treatment of livestock, including living conditions that are filthy and unsanitary beyond belief.  (And this is what you’re eating?!?!?!?)  As a result of these sickening exposés, factory farm owners have responded by?

a) Providing better treatment and living conditions for their farm animals; or

b) Ordering their state legislator/hookers to pass laws making it a crime to take pictures inside a factory farm and/or to distribute said pictures.

b) is of course the correct answer.

Last spring ALEC got a lot of publicity after they were revealed to be the source of so many voter suppression and union-busting laws.  And publicity is the exact thing ALEC does NOT want.  When you turn on the kitchen light at 2 a.m. and see cockroaches scattering and running to the nearest crack, that’s ALEC when they get any sort of media exposure.  In April 2012 some of the country’s most powerful corporations dropped their association with ALEC after too much media scrutiny.

The media should start another round of exposing ALEC, their slippery tactics and who their members are.

And the skank-ass “legislators” who keep passing these Ag Gag laws need to be dressed up in mini-skirts, heavy makeup and fishnet stockings and paraded in front of their constituents, so everyone will see them for the prostitutes they are.

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Blogger Erick E. said...

And we would expect anything else?

March 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

I wasn't familiar with ALEC, but I am now. The whole fricking thing makes me so sick I am more and more taking the cop-out that I'm too old to give a shit. But I'm not.

March 19, 2013 at 4:03 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

ALEC is like whavck a mole for legislatures. You manage to get to one, they have popped up somewhere else. I have been following their shenanigans for years it seems and they are always caught doing something else, when you are left looking in an opposite direction.

March 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erick E.: Sadly, no.

Mr. C: Same with me. I'm too old to give a flying fuck, but I still do.

Jess: I hadn't heard of them until a year or two ago, but apparently they go back at least to the early 1990s; maybe further back. They need to be under a glaring spotlight 24/7/365.

March 20, 2013 at 2:20 PM  

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