Campaign Robocall or Phone Sex Hotline?

(The Young Turks have the phone call message.)

KCBS Local News for the San Francisco Area is reporting that voters have been receiving some unusual racy robocalls and are complaining about the messages being left on their answering machines.

The recorded phone message is being sent by a Republican candidate. Voters in Sonoma and Napa counties were surprised on Sunday afternoon to hear what sounded like a call from a sex hotline on their answering machines.

“Mike Thompson’s been a bad boy…” says a woman who sounds like a phone sex operator, calling on behalf of the campaign of Republican Zane Starkwolf. He’s running against Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson.

Not only is it weird, but it’s also illegal, according to Shaun Dakin who runs stoppoliticalcalls.org.

Stoppoliticalcalls.org has an Action Alert that will interest everyone living in California that is tired of getting these calls.

Live in California? Hate Robocalls? Did you know that robocalls are illegal in California, but the law has never been enforced?

Do something about it.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has the following code on its books, Sections 2871-2876. The law requires that most automated calls be introduced by a live person, which almost never happens, but the California PUC has not enforced the law. With the support of California voters who are willing to make an official complaint to the CPUC, the NPDNC hopes to be able to shut down robocalls in California in time for this November’s election.

Steps you can take to stop robocalls in California.

1) Register your number for FREE at StopPoliticalCalls.org

2) Click here to submit your information specifically for the CPUC code violation on our California specific robocall complaint page

Anyone can sign up on their National Political Do Not Contact Registry.  End Political Phone Calls – Become a member and Register your phone number for Free.

6 thoughts on “Campaign Robocall or Phone Sex Hotline?

  1. Good Morning House of Roberts 🙂

    I have received 6 robocalls in two days. It was nice to find a way to stop all the calls we are getting. The one call was at 10:00p.m. at night. That really ticked me off. To make it worse it was to invite me to a Palin rally. I’m thinkin’ no…

    I hope you had a good weekend !!

  2. Hi Freedomrebel! I haven’t had any calls, but the race is not close here. Stayed home from work last night with a respiratory infection, I guess I’m wired on cold medicine now. Had to watch Washington Journal about Uncle Ted though. I’m going back to Dr. today as this stuff is down in my chest making the coughing burn a bit. I get this when the weather changes every year.

    If McCain is short on funds, they need to put a call-back number on that robo-call. They could be making big 1-900 money with that recording.

  3. House, I hope you feel better soon. Cold medicine always makes me feel like I’m wired too.

    LOL, you are right, that would be one way for him to boost his campaign fund. 🙂

  4. Thank you again Lady Freedom for this thread..Delightful…I don’t get any call’s as I am a no call list already…The few I use to get learned with my witch screaching not to call again…LOL..

    Sorry to read you are ill HouseofRoberts, I have the same problem every year about this time, start’s out with sinus infection’s and the goe’s to respatory.(sp) May I suggest something that may help a little for many ill’s, this recipy… Mix..1 tbs. apple cider vinegar. 1 tbs honey and 1/2 cup warm water and drink once a day. ..Over the counter med’s make my head fuzzy and ear’s ring, much like what the political climate is doing to me now…Trusting you will be better soon…..Blessings all

  5. Thanks for the well wishes, all y’all. I got some of that good cough syrup that tastes terrible, but has a little “kick” to it, so the symptoms are better. It took two shots and a new antibiotic also. (Every time I type the word “also”, I hear Randi Rhodes pronounce it like Palin does, LOL.)
    I wasn’t really trying to engender sympathy from anyone, just explaining my being awake at the wrong time of day. Can’t beat having friends anywhere.

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