Contempt sounds like a pretty nasty word. Without looking it up in the dictionary, I’m not really sure what it means, but I think it means something about not having respect for the other party involved in whatever the argument is about.

Wholly unrelated to the Big Tobacco bailout, a U.S. House committee voted yesterday to find U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. I remember watching the film where Larry Flynt was found in contempt of court for throwing oranges at the judge. Personally, I often hold the paper boy in contempt when he throws my newspaper at the screen door or into the bushes. Contempt seems like it isn’t a good thing for those who are the target. In fact, I’m thinking contempt is the perfect word in which to hold Big Tobacco for its 2012 attack on free enterprise.

Good morning and happy Thursday, June 21, 2012. Today is the summer solctice, meaning it is the longest sunshine day of the year (for North America at least) and for the rest of this summer the days are going to get shorter. What’s also getting shorter is the amount of time Congress will be able to find a vehicle to move the Big Tobacco bailout. The less time they have to sneak something in, the more desperate Big Tobacco gets.

Today’s Message: @LawmakerXYZ Please don’t sacrifice #jobs for a #BigTobacco bailout in the highway bill!

OUR MISSION: We are most effective when we approach our targets from various avenues. That means when you’re having too much fun on Twitter, put it aside and head over to Facebook. I know some members have blocked some of us from posting on their sites, but that’s okay because we can send them messages other ways. One of my favorite methods is to ask their colleagues to pass along our message. For instance, “Rep Blackburn, your colleague Rep. Diane Black has blocked me from her Facebook page so can you tell her to please stop doing favors for Big Tobacco and get rid of H.R.4134? Thanks!”

I can’t tell you how great it is to see so many people so passionate about fighting for jobs, prosperity and freedoms. Tell me this: Which freedoms shall we forgo for the sake of Big Tobacco’s greed? Which freedoms are too small to defend? Which of us will lay down something mankind has been doing for centuries, just so the Big Tobacco companies can squeeze a little more profit? None of us. Go out and make some NOISE!


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