Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Drop the Hammer

Check out this new website: www.dropthehammer.org. Coming to you from folks at the American Progress Action Fund, this site is designed to pressure specific corporations to stop contributing to Tom DeLay's legal defense fund and to ask for refunds of the money they have alrady contributed. It includes this nifty graphic of Tom DeLay's "web of corruption." Check it out.

6 Comments:

  • I called Pete Sessions' office and requested that he call on Delay to resign. There is no way in hell that will happen, however, since Sessions won his seat because of Delay's gerrymandering.

    By Blogger BillyBlogBob, at 11:10 AM  

  • Called Rep.McCaul's office moments ago. Receptionist obviously non-commital but promised to relay my strong message to the Rep. Since McCaul is in office in one of the Delay's gerrymandered districts, I have my doubts that anything positive will happen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:22 AM  

  • I called Congressman's Kline's office and left the message that after reading about Tom DeLay's latest troubles in the Minneapolis paper this AM, I think it's time for him to go. Receptionist was polite and said she would pass on the message.

    Since Kline is a proud Texan (carpetbagger) whose claim to fame (and qualification for office) is having carried the secret nuclear codes for King Reagan, it won't matter, but I called.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:35 AM  

  • Contacted office of Rep Bennie Thompson, MS-2nd. After urging action to purge DeLay, was disappointed to find that, as a Democrat, there is little House Dems can do! After some discussion, however, I am convinced that the best course of action is simply to keep DeLay associated with Republicanism and the present administration. After all, DeLay is but one more in a very long list of outrageous aberrations of American values, morality, history, and destiny.

    By Anonymous Jack C. Bloedorn, at 12:37 PM  

  • Here is the text of an email I sent to American Airlines. I am going to send a similar one to Verizon, with whom I unfortunately just signed a 12 month DSL contract, which I WILL NOT renew.

    I guess us powerless little folk will just have to vote with our wallets and our feet. I intend to write similar emails every time I do not spend with DeLay supporting companies.

    "Every day the accounts of Tom DeLay's unethical behavior grow. As a consumer, I feel that it is utterly inappropriate for your company to support this kind of conduct. Quite honestly it makes me wonder if American Airlines is going to be another MCI or Enron. Why would any reputable business want to play in the mud? Dirt sticks!

    I hope that a spokesperson will be instructed to explain to the public why your company felt a need to contribute to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust. Surely there are other, better, cleaner things to give money to.

    I am planning a business trip this month. I have a choice of three airlines, American, NorthWest or United to use, all with similar price structure and convenience levels. I am going to show my disapproval of your corporate action by flying United. Voting with my $$ you could say. I do not think I am unique. I am not a lunatic fringe liberal just a plain ordinary small businessperson who obviously has a very different view on ethics than Mr DeLay or American Airlines.

    It is time to restore ethics in Washington. It is time to demand more of our politicians. It is time to require more of publicly traded companies who would like my business.

    You can restore my confidence in your company by:

    (1) providing an explanation of why your company contributed to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust;

    (2) pledging that you won't donate any more money to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust; and

    (3) formally requesting that Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust return the money you have already contributed

    I look forward to a response from you on this important matter.

    Thank you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:10 AM  

  • Here is the text of an email I sent to American Airlines. I am going to send a similar one to Verizon, with whom I unfortunately just signed a 12 month DSL contract, which I WILL NOT renew.

    I guess us powerless little folk will just have to vote with our wallets and our feet. I intend to write similar emails every time I do not spend with DeLay supporting companies.

    "Every day the accounts of Tom DeLay's unethical behavior grow. As a consumer, I feel that it is utterly inappropriate for your company to support this kind of conduct. Quite honestly it makes me wonder if American Airlines is going to be another MCI or Enron. Why would any reputable business want to play in the mud? Dirt sticks!

    I hope that a spokesperson will be instructed to explain to the public why your company felt a need to contribute to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust. Surely there are other, better, cleaner things to give money to.

    I am planning a business trip this month. I have a choice of three airlines, American, NorthWest or United to use, all with similar price structure and convenience levels. I am going to show my disapproval of your corporate action by flying United. Voting with my $$ you could say. I do not think I am unique. I am not a lunatic fringe liberal just a plain ordinary small businessperson who obviously has a very different view on ethics than Mr DeLay or American Airlines.

    It is time to restore ethics in Washington. It is time to demand more of our politicians. It is time to require more of publicly traded companies who would like my business.

    You can restore my confidence in your company by:

    (1) providing an explanation of why your company contributed to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust;

    (2) pledging that you won't donate any more money to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust; and

    (3) formally requesting that Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust return the money you have already contributed

    I look forward to a response from you on this important matter.

    Thank you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:12 AM  

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