I’m in a wretched mood because Sears just called and told me, after assuring me last week they could get me a fridge this week, and after they sent me a badly damaged fridge yesterday, and after then promising I’d have a fridge today, then kept me on the phone for an hour and a half to tell me they won’t actually have my replacement fridge to me until Monday and oh by the way would you like a gift card for the trouble of having to unload and reload three different fridges so you can shop at our crappy store some more?

I tell you, always buy local or you’ll end up looking like a chump like me.

So I thought I’d put my crappy mood to some use to try to brainstorm the appropriate moniker for what the telecoms after they receive their Congressional pardon sometime next week. They won’t really be "pardoned felons," because we never got to the point of a jury trial to certify them as felons. I guess "pardoned lawbreakers" might work, but it’s not very catchy.

Once we figure out a catchy name for what you call corporations after the President and Congress decide to put aside separation of powers in order to make sure they avoid any consequences for their law-breaking, I figure we can do some google-bombing and make their legislative win a PR disaster.  



Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel is an American journalist whose reporting specializes in security and civil liberties.