Okay, not really. But of all the casual forty two dollar purchases I made before the current Toilet Paper is the new Guilty Pleasure Era, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is the one I most regret, because since 2006 the Laura Mercier cosmetics line has been owned by Alticor Corporate Enterprises otherwise known as Amway otherwise known as the “Cult of Free Enterprise” and No That Is Not A Figure Of Speech.
Amway’s founding DeVos family of Grand Rapids, Michigan donated four times as much money to tax exempt right wing “charitable” and/or “educational” institutions as the Koch bros did in 2010. That is $89.4 million, but you can round it up to a cool hundred million when you take into account how much money they didn’t have to disclose spending on buying congress with their right wing billionaire bffs that year. Given that the median propagandist income is probably no more than forty five or fifty grand in this economy, the collective impact of this single mom-n-pop family misinformation business is by itself way too massive and formidable for someone like me to realistically assess, which is just one reason you should obviously switch brands already. But just in case you need a little more convincing, I’ll be using this space to regularly introduce readers to some of the charming pundits and public intellectuals your lightweight yet flawless coverage keeps employed, starting with the…
Reverend Robert Sirico, the LGBT crusader turned anti-female altar server (and anti-tax, and anti-99% etc.) crusader behind the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.
As a Los Angeles-based non-denominational minister in the seventies, Sirico performed the first recorded same-sex weddings. As a Grand Rapids-based Catholic priest, he now toils to purge the institution of every last element of altruism, social justice and/or basic human decency that might still somehow be lurking in its farther-flung reaches while taking millions of dollars from one of the most doggedly homophobic political machines in America.
Meet Father Bob, a former gay sex slave auctioneer and Conspirator #1 in the new feature, Tinted Moisturizer Is A Right Wing Conspiracy