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Hilarious: Two “Grassroots” Pete Peterson Groups Fluffing for Each Other in Front of the NYSE

Oh, the follies of billionaires.

Last week, an organization called The Can Kicks Back posted the following to its Facebook page:

The Can Kicks Back amazes at a banner drop by Campaign to Fix the Debt, October 2012, not mentioning that they occupy the same office suite.  The sillies!

The silly geese. How surprised can “The Can Kicks Back” be about the activities of “Fix the Debt” when the two organizations share the very same DC Beltway office suite? You can write to either “The Can Kicks Back” or “Fix the Debt” at 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20036.

What’s even sillier is the notion that either of these groups can call itself “grassroots” (and yes, both do call themselves “grassroots”) when they’re buying premium space at the New York Stock Exchange. What does it take to be able to hang a gigantic banner outside the New York Stock Exchange? Well, you have to rent the entire space first. And that’s just what the “grassroots” organization Fix the Debt did, paying for the privilege of having some “grassroots” people stand up there and ring the opening bell. Tell me, do they look like the “grassroots” to you?

They’re not the “grassroots.” They’re rich white men with a token woman in a blue dress. They’re the CEOs of America’s wealthiest corporations. They’re Peter G. Peterson’s pals. They’re the ones who are deciding what the “common sense” solutions are.

If you want to go to the top and correspond with the person who writes the checks to the groups that fund the groups that fund these front organizations, try: Peter G. Peterson, 888-C Eighth Avenue, Box #144 New York, NY 10019.

5 comments to Hilarious: Two “Grassroots” Pete Peterson Groups Fluffing for Each Other in Front of the NYSE

  • Bill

    Please join me in supporting my new grassroots organization, Kick Granny Out Into The Snow (So I Can Eat More Caviar)

  • Ralph

    Isn’t the whole Kick Granny campaign just the same people behind Fuck Civility in Politics?

    • Bill

      No, no…you’re thinking of “Fuck Granny Out In The Snow.” Although FGOITS shares a desk, chair, and computer with KGOITS, I can assure you we’re completely unrelated grassroots organizations. Purely by coincidence, however, we will both be keynoting the opening of a new Quik-E-Mart in Dupont Circle next week.

  • Tom

    Well, waddiya know, Pete repeats (or Pete and RePete)!

  • More hilarity ensues. Yesterday, I posted a comment at the Facebook page of The Can Kicks Back, pointing out that the group shares office space with Fix the Debt and other Pete Peterson organizations:

    This morning, they’ve deleted the comment. Down the memory hole!

    They’re continuing to play their game of pretend, the big sillies.

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