Friday, July 14, 2006

U.S. Capitol Historical Society to honor Cunningham, DeLay

On July 19 the U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold a reception to honor a select group of lawmakers “for their hard work, service, time and the sacrifices made in upholding the office with which they were entrusted.” Among them is former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-Calif.), who will not be able to attend ... because he's in prison. Another disgraced former Representative is also on the list of honorees: Tom DeLay (R-Texas). No word yet on whether DeLay will attend.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

American Gasbags

A few months ago the blogosphere was abuzz with chatter about a planned July 4 weekend boycott of ExxonMobil. ExxonMobil had recently reported $8.4 billion in first quarter profits and Americans were vowing to send Big Oil a message by refusing to buy gas for a day or two. What happened? Did anyone follow through on their pledge? We haven't heard a peep in the media about the fallout (or lack thereof) from the boycott. And, for what it's worth, BoycottExxonMobil has registered virtually zero traffic in the past few months. It seems Americans may have sent ExxonMobil a different message: We are addicted to oil and we'll pay whatever you charge us, even if it kills us.