Eminence Grease for Most Evil Organization
It was a good year for the One Percent, if only because all years are good years for the One Percent, since they grade their wealth and power on the curve. What, you say? They got tripped up by a bunch of meddling hippies? Then tell us: What happened to that proposed minuscule tax hike? Right.
The nominees are: The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, which is behind every nasty piece of state legislation you’ve been hearing about all year; Bank of America, which won’t let a silly thing like legal requirements prevent it from foreclosing yer ass; The Nation’s Mayors and Selected University Administrators, who raised the practice of dislodging peaceful dirty hippies to a high art; Penn State, which proved that It Takes a College to cover up heinous sex crimes; and the U.S. House of Representatives, which must hate America, because we can’t think of any other explanation for their behavior.
And the winner is…
American Legislative Exchange Council. Scott Walker would be nothing without them. Plus, y’know, keeping old poor people from voting.
Next hour: Platinum Pampers for Best Sex Scandal
The 2011 Stinque Awards
I have to agree. Bonus points… the Koch Bros have interests in TransCanada Pipelines which is the driving force behind the Keystone XL pipeline. TransCanadaPipelines is also one of PM Fatbody’s best friends.
Thus Koch has penetrated Canada City.
@ManchuCandidate: Also Bonus Points because ALEC is behind all the anti-immigrant nastiness of legislation in Arizona and Alabama, and conveniently enough their funders include private for-profit prisons who contract with the states and feds to house illegal immigrants pending deportation. Truly nasty.
If you gave it to Penn State, you’d have to give it to the Catholic Church. Same playbook.
@Dodgerblue: Thank God choirboys don’t have to shower onsite.
Gonna have to disagree on this one. Our beloved federal leaders do more fundamental and lasting damage than the scams that can be pulled off at the state level.
Truly–even if they were paid Al Qaeda agents–the US Congress couldn’t do more harm to this country and its people than they have over the last 15-ish years.
@¡Andrew!: Definitely a tough call. What decided it was that while Congress perverts Democracy in plain sight, ALEC is more insidious. You have to ferret them out, and while there are certainly folks keeping track, ALEC isn’t well-known. Much easier to skulk in the shadows.
ALEC is the right choice.
@blogenfreude: Agreed. 89.4% of what’s wrong with Arizona can be traced back to ALEC in some manner.
@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Explains why Talibunny wants to move to Scottsdale.
ALEC. If congress is warped it’s because of money. Also rampant stupidity but mostly, in the absence of an aristocracy, it’s money that gives power to fools.
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