Proponents on Oregon Ballot Measure 92, which would have mandated Oregon-only labeling of some food products enhanced by genetic engineering, were so upset over the failure of the measure that they sued the state yesterday, argueing that voters were - get ready for it - disenfranchised. Yeah, that's the ticket! If your side doesn't win, even after pumping millions of dollars into what became the most expensive campaign in state history, it has to be because voters were somehow disenfranchised.
Today, a Circuit Court judge told them to take that idea and a hike. "Doctor" Bronner, purveyor of "Magic Soaps" and others dumped millions of dollars into the pro-campaign; running back-to-back ads starring some weasel-faced guy from Consumer Reports who claimed that Measure 92 was "well-written" and deserved support.
Monsanto and others dumped millions into opposing ads (which ran much less frequently) that featured farmers and medical professionals, pointing out the flaws. Naturally, proponents are now claiming that the election was "bought and paid for". What idiocy. The Magic Soap guy was trying to buy the election, but that's apparently a-okay.
Well, he peddles Magic Soap, so the money must be clean.
These people believe in Mann-made global warming, and routinely deride skeptics as "deniers" and "anti-science". Interesting.