Thursday, September 3, 2009

Verizon's Coal Rally Sponsorship: What It Means

Over at ItsGettingHotInHere.org, Scott Parkin points out:
  • Verizon Wireless sees nothing wrong with participating in overtly anti-environmentalist event. Don Blankenship has said the purpose of the rally is to show "how environmental extremists and corporate America are both trying to destroy your jobs."
  • Verizon Wireless sees nothing wrong with doing business with Massey Energy, the worst mountaintop removal coal mining company in the country.
  • Verizon Wireless sees nothing wrong with supporting an event featuring Ted Nugent, who famously remarked: "Obama, he’s a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun … Hey Hillary [Clinton] you might want to ride one of these [machine guns] into the sunset, you worthless bitch."
  • Verizon Wireless sees nothing wrong with doing business with Massey’s CEO Don Blankenship, who said that his critics are "crazy" "greeniacs" who are his "enemies" comparable to Osama bin Laden.
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