Friday Grab Bag

I suppose if this guy had taken a picture of his privates and sent it to someone (in violation of no actual laws), then we could hound him out of Congress, otherwise… no.

Rivera Disputes Report of FBI and IRS Investigations

Or you could threaten to shoot union members, not figuratively, literally… Maybe that could get you removed from office… er, no.

NH GOP Politician to Unions: ‘Better Not F#%k with Me’ Or I’ll Shoot

Of course if they do get you out of office, don’t worry, no matter how bad the economy is for everyone else, there’s always some work out there until you can get back in…

Chart of the Day: The Shortcut From K Street to Capitol Hill

Imagine living in a country where the government actually investigates real corporate crime.

More discrepancies come to light in the Murdoch scandal

Greenpeace just released a report highlighting the connection between 15 members of Congress and the coal companies that “own” them.

Polluting Democracy: Coal Plays Dirty on the Hill

And look, here’s Eric Cantor popping up once again…

From the report:

Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA), District 7

“Safety and environmental concerns are legitimate and must be addressed. That much

we can all agree on.”

House Majority Leader

In top 25% of House members receiving campaign cash from fossil fuel companies7

Coal Plants Polluting Cantor’s District23

Bremo Bluff (owner, Dominion Virginia Power [a subsidiary of Dominion]), in district.

• No mercury controls.

• Minimal nitrogen dioxide controls.

• No sulfur dioxide controls.

Potomac River Generating Station (owner, GenOn Energy), within 100 miles of district.

• No mercury controls.

• Minimal nitrogen dioxide controls.

• Minimal sulfur dioxide controls.

Chesterfield Power Station (owner, Dominion Virginia Power

[a subsidiary of Dominion]), within 100 miles of district.

• No mercury controls.

• Minimal nitrogen dioxide controls.

• Minimal sulfur dioxide controls.

There are 2 other coal-fired power plant within 100 miles of District 7.

Impact Annually of These Three Coal Plants6

• Deaths: 154

• Heart Attacks: 317

• Asthma Attacks: 2,600

• Hospital Admissions: 116

• Chronic Bronchitis: 96

• Asthma ER Visits: 129

Yearly Costs: $1,191,860,0006

Coal Polluters Support Representative Cantor

Fossil fuel industry has given Cantor $655,547 since the 2000 election season. Coal donors include Dominion

Resources ($157,947), National Rural Electric Cooperative Association ($24,900), and NiSource Inc ($18,750).7

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