Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Slithy Toves

Jabberwock and Jubjub Bird - Jake Jabs and Jonathan Coors `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" Lewis Carroll - 1872 "... smart voters might want to more carefully examine the current corporate-backed ballot initiatives - Amendments 47, 49 and 54 – which together seek to undermine Colorado’s working environment. The gist of the measures would limit workers’ abilities voice concerns about conditions on the job and undermine their ability to come together to advocate for improvements, whether in the classroom as teachers, as firefighters charged with protecting our communities, or as nurses protecting sick patients amidst increasing corporatization of our health care system. Services that we all rely on would be compromised by such measures.... The chief public proponent of this effort is Jonathan Coors, a 28-year-old member of the Coors brewery clan who holds a position as government relations director for CoorsTek, run by his father John K. Coors, Pete Coors’ brother. Within a couple of months, CoorsTek had doubled its initial contribution and according to documents filed with the Colorado Secretary of State, remains the largest source of money flipped to yet another group, followed by a $200,000 donation from an Arlington, Virginia-based organization called the “Free Enterprise Alliance.” read entire article

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:46 PM

    Wow, I had no idea about any of this stuff about Jake Jabs and CoorsTek - nuclear fuel rods???? Sheesh.

    I just got my my ballot in the mail and I now get why it's important to vote against Amendments 47, 49 and 54.

    Thanks to Denver Direct for giving us more info than what we are seeing on the pages of the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. This might explain some of the reasons we are only getting a slice of the history about these "Fat Cats."

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  2. Dave Felice3:33 PM

    Thanks, Jerry. I thought I was the only one who remembered that the mome raths outgrabe. Anyhow, for legal and technical reasons, the AFL-CIO can't call for a boycott. But I can vote with my wallet and my feet. The sun will rise in the west before I voluntarily set foot in an American Furniture Warehouse store or drink Coors beer. I don't even want to use American Furniture newspaper wrappers to pick up dog poop. Twas, indeed, brillig in th slithy tove.

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