What’s on your mind this lovely Sunday?
Welcome to all our new readers! If you’re visiting for the first time this week we’re thrilled to have you. Learn more about who we are HERE and what our mission is HERE. And then, after being thoroughly impressed and inspired to start taking action as an American citizen, JOIN us HERE!
Speaking of lovely late Spring Sundays, how are you set for water bottles, tee-shirts, visors, and sunscreen this summer? If you haven’t visited the Puma PAC Emporium lately, check it out today. We still have PLENTY of T-shirts and Goody Bags in stock. The Goody Bags are super popular because they come with bumper stickers and puma ovals for your car or laptop and all sorts of little Puma goodies, like pens, key chains, and wrist bands. You can shop today HERE! And thank you very much for your support.
WEEKEND READING LIST
PatriotDEMS on What Obama Really Wants for Women:
“What Obama wants from American feminists is peace and quiet, a pre-Betty Friedan yesteryear , the 1950’s and early 60’s, when women were decorous and undemanding. He yearns for the days when men called women “girls” and “girls”shopped at colleges for husbands ; a return to the days of hoop skirts, heterosexual puppy love and women’s work, Jackie O and Jack. No troubles. No choices.”
Violet Sox on Obots and 11 Dimensional Chess:
“Daily Kos has outdone itself. No, I’m not a habituée of the place, but diaries from the Great Cheeto now appear in my Google News summary. Which is proving to be quite a bit more entertaining than I would have expected.
At any rate, the rank-and-file cheetos are unnerved by the DOMA betrayal, and there are rumblings of anger and resentment. It’s usual at moments like this (there have been a few already) for a True Believer to quell the restless with a soothing explanation of how Obama, like God, has a wonderful plan that none of us can fully understand. Kind of like that Footprints in the Sand thing, except instead of God carrying you in his arms, you get to ride the unicorn”
Tennessee Guerilla Women finds Olbermann Defending Letterman. SURPRISE!
” Speaking of men you should keep your daughters away from, the pompous and sick sexist pig Keith Olbermann attacks Sarah Palin as “Tracey Flick,” again, and defends Letterman’s sexism. All in the video clip below. This is all Sarah Palin’s fault, says Keith. The “power-crazed” woman is “exploiting” her daughters by defending them.”
And, last but far from least, Lightpond on the basic Civic Lesson of Checks and Balances that is apparently too complicated for the nitwits in D.C. to understand:
“Hello? The Judicial branch ordered the Executive branch to release the photos. Who said anything about the Legislative branch? Do we have a Freedom Of Information law, or don’t we? So, it’s the job of the Legislative branch to fund the government, and they couldn’t get their job done. So who helps them? The Executive branch. And how did they help them? By solving the Executive branch’s problem with the Judicial branch. Oh, and also stabbing themselves a teeny tiny pork cutlet of a loan from the IMF.”
* * * *
I snagged this sticker from TGW’s site and sent her an email asking permission. I’m betting she’s happy to see it propagating around the web. Steal it yourself and use it on your own sites or in your emails. I like it a lot.
TV doesn’t take the weekend off and neither should we. Today is Day 3 of the Letterman PROWL. Please call and email CBS and especially the Letterman advertisers!
Today is Day 3 of the Letterman PROWL to CBS and its advertisers. Please keep the pressure UP, especially on the advertisers. We added Kelloggs to the list because of their strong brand identification with family-friendly themes.
Hellmann’s Mayonnaise’s motto is Bring Out the Best. How about “Bring Out the Rapists” or “Bring Out the Sexists”?
Olive Garden’s motto is: “When You’re Here, You’re Family.” How about, “When You’re Here, We Assault Your Daughters”?
Contact CBS: (212) 975-4321
Copy and paste these emails into the BCC line of your email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Send this email to CBS:
David Letterman should be publicly censured for his offensive and sexist attempts to ridicule Sarah Palin and her daughters on June 9th. Wednesday night’s non-apology is FAR from sufficient to address the damage he has done. Calling public figures “slutty” and implying that a young girl being raped and/or becoming pregnant as a result of unwanted sex with a much older man for LAUGHS is absolutely out of bounds, and is not funny in any context.
AMERICAN WOMEN DEMAND A SINCERE APOLOGY FROM DAVID LETTERMAN TO THE PALIN FAMILY AND TO ALL HIS VIEWERS!
I am also contacting the advertisers who sponsor the Letterman show, especially M&M Mars, Embassy Suites, and Best Western, which market themselves as family friendly brands, to urge them to pull their advertising from a show that uses violently sexist material for laughs.
Puma PAC Member (http://pumapac.org)
* * * * *
Contact Letterman Advertisers. Tell them they do NOT want their products associated with entertainers who use sexism and jokes about child rape and pregnancy for laughs.
Olive Garden: 1-800-331-2729 and (advertising dept.): 212-546-2083
M&M Mars Candy: 1-973-691-3536, 1-800-627-7852, (703) 821-4900
FAX: 1-973-691-3536, 703-448-9678
Hellman’s Mayonnaise: 1-800-418-3275
Kellogs: (269) 961-2000 and (800) 962-1413
* * * * *
File a Complaint with the FCC.
Simply click on this link and fill it out the complaint form about David Letterman’s June 9th show.
* * * * *
(h/t Hillbuzz )
Please share this PROWL with all of your contacts, Facebook Friends, and Tweeters! I agree with Hillbuzz that this needs to be a concerted and sustained effort, and that focusing on a limited number of family-friendly advertisers is the best way to get CBS’ attention. How would Olive Garden like to have a dozen protesters outside their restaurants this weekend??