Word on the street is that the Senate will vote this morning on S. 2609, the Senate bill that would establish yet another voluntary-labeling regimen for food containing genetically-modified organisms and would prevent states from enforcing their own mandatory labeling regimens. Plus, this "voluntary" labeling system wouldn't use, you know, words, like you'd expect a label to do, but QR codes, which you may or may not have the technology to read when you're in the store. Democrat weaklings probably think QR codes are a clever way to trick more big ag corporations voluntarily label their GMOs. This bill made the Senate Legislative Calendar a little over two weeks ago without so much as a committee vote, and I couldn't even find this bill on Congress.gov until lately; why, it's almost as if they've got something to hide. Well, their secret is out, and Consumers Union helps you call your Senators and tell them to reject "voluntary" GMO-labeling regimens that will continue to keep consumers in the dark.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte to allow a vote on H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act, then Save the Fourth still helps you do that. H.R. 699 now has an astounding 312 sponsors, including lead sponsor Kevin Yoder, Republican of Kansas's Third District and 194 other Republicans; that not only fulfills Dennis Hastert's stupid "majority of the majority" rule for bill consideration, but represents a veto-proof majority of the House, were President Obama to be so stupid to veto the bill. Moreover, the bill would actually do good things -- it would require our government to get a warrant to read any of our emails, even the ones left on ISP servers; currently our government can take possession of any email left on a server for over 180 days, under the notion that it's been "abandoned," a notion that made sense 30 years ago but makes none now. Naturally, a popular, bipartisan bill that does good works on behalf of government's owners, the American people, can't even get a vote. So let's remind them whom they serve.
Finally, Presente helps you tell CBS to fire its CEO, Les Moonves, after he said that Donald Trump's clown show "may not be good for America," but is very good for CBS's coffers. I do not understand why the "liberal" media seems only to care about money. Do they not care about protestors getting the crap kicked out of them by Trump blueshirts while Mr. Trump eggs them on? Do they not care about all the insults and bullying and whining coming from someone who aims to lead and represent the greatest country on Earth? Do they not understand that the Trump campaign would be long over by now if they, the so-called "liberal" media, didn't cover everything his immature antics like they were Very Serious Events to Be Discussed in a Very Serious Manner? I worry, of course, that the answers to these three questions, respectively, are "no," "no," and "yes, and they don't care," but I guess I really would prefer to believe that our "liberal" media elites are so drunk on post-modern irony that they really do not see their own decadence. So let's help them see.
UPDATE. S. 2609 failed on a cloture vote this morning; 49 Senators voted against cloture, including seven Republicans -- though one of them was Mitch McConnell, and his vote against cloture allows him (as Majority Leader) to bring the bill up again. So the anti-GMO labeling bill is dead -- for now. But those of you who mobilized on very short notice made a difference today.