21 August 2006

Unlimited Terms of Endearment Part XIII: The Empire Strikes Back

They held their pep rally in Chicago over the weekend, and they rolled out the first model in their fall advertising campaign:“THE INQUISITOR” -- a one-sheet .pdf pseudo-tabloid cover. I’ll give you the URL in a minute.

Below the fold and below the salt is a photograph that you should look at:

NOT UNLOVED! (whoopee)

That’s right. ALG confirms that while they’re spreading at least $7 million to qualify their ballot measures (our informal total comes to something over $10 million thus far, but the OREGONIAN says $7 million, so let’s leave it at that), they’re too cheap to pay their “interns” a red cent. In other words, the college students have to ‘pay’ for the privilege of working for Howie Rich and his Richie Rich friends, by scraping up gas money, food money, lodging money, laundry, etc. while they’re NOT working on simultaneous political campaigns in states from coast to coast.

But hey! ALG isn’t thin-skinned! They “strike back” with “hilarious” satire. A fake supermarket tabloid with some side-splitting doctored photos!

Get their “hilarious” tabloid satire at:


Or, click here to download the .pdf directly


But hurry, because they note:
For a limited time only:

August 10, 2006
Read the shocking secrets today!

Click here to download a PDF file of the Inquisitor.
And isn’t that SPECIAL? Considering that this little blog is the only media of any sort to have -- thus far -- noticed that the wealthy, if shadowy, benefactors of the ALG initiative machine are staffing their Chicago office with unpaid interns ... we are THRILLED to have had such a salutary effect on their ‘conscience’ -- at least to the extent of offering a sort-of denial and confirming that at least five unpaid college students are being exploited as office workers, even as the Chairman of the Executive Committee’s wife has received nearly $1.7 million from Nebraska petition operations.

(To be fair, she’s paid some back to the barely-paid petition gatherers, as well. What the net is, only they know.)

Believe it or not, these guys are too emotionally stingy to even say that the interns are “LOVED.” Instead they are “not unloved.”

Good lord.

Can you say “Scrooge”?

Well, their “satire” is just SOOOOOOO darned funny that we thought we’d come up with something that’s a bit more to the point. (And better graphic art, frankly. Say, you don’t suppose that they conned some graphic arts student to design their “INQUISITOR” handout for free, too, do you? Naww. Nobody’s THAT cheap. Right? Right?).

Hilarious Satire!



Blogger mrs panstreppon said...

Hi! I'm the Mrs Panstreppon you credited for identifying William Wilson in one of your of pieces.

Thanks so much for your hard work. I'm working my way through your series and there is so much information to digest, it's taking me a bit of time. (Plus I've been working on earmarks elswhere online.)

If you haven't already mentioned it, I'd like to point out that the 990s filed by these organizations offer a treasure trove of information even for the non-accountant.

You can find the 990s online free at the Foundation Center's 990 Finder or Guidestar. Check both sites if you are searching for 990s.

If I can be of any assistance, lte me know. I might have some other info about these characters that may interest you. I'll try to find the time to dig it out of my files.

Howard Rich et al are sleazy, sleazy, sleazy. LOL - I looked at one of their PACs, Term Limits America, and I think I caught them illegally writing off a $50k loan to the former treasurer.

8/27/2006 09:07:00 AM  

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