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The Chief

climber
The Land of the Mongols above Bishop
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:51pm PT
The Koch's have poured at least $30 million into their candidate's coffers for mid term elections



Cite a ref for that assertion Philo.





Oh yeah...



Here's one of Craig's (DRF) local heroes...


Wonderful. Just wonderful.



SAN FRANCISCO/SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - A prominent California lawmaker was arrested on Wednesday in an FBI sweep that netted 26 people, a high-profile case that could affect statewide elections and brings to three the number of Democratic state senators who face criminal charges this year.

Senator Leland Yee, a former San Francisco supervisor and one-time mayoral candidate, was criminally charged in federal court in San Francisco with two felony counts of conspiring to import and traffic in firearms, and six corruption counts.

A criminal complaint posted online by the U.S. Attorney office for the Northern District of California alleges that Yee did favors for an undercover FBI agent in exchange for campaign contributions. The complaint alleges that Yee also offered to facilitate a meeting between the undercover agent and an arms dealer, and discussed the types of weapons that the undercover agent might need.

Yee's arrest deals a body blow to California Democrats, whose two-thirds majority in the state Senate was eroded when Democratic Senator Ron Calderon, indicted on corruption charges, and Democratic State Senator Rod Wright, found guilty of voter fraud, took paid leaves of absence earlier this year.

Later Wednesday, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms issued a statement ripping the 65-year-old San Francisco Democrat.

“If these allegations are true, Sen. Yee is easily the biggest hypocrite on gun control to walk the halls of the capitol in Sacramento, if not the entire United States,” said the group’s chairman Alan Gottlieb.

“It is hard to fathom this kind of activity on a scale as massive as these court documents allege. If Sen. Yee and his fellow defendants are convicted, they’re going to wind up in one of the biggest gun-free zones in the country, a federal prison.
http://news.yahoo.com/california-state-senator-arrested-fbi-sweep-005409780--finance.html

Yup... them local State Democrat's are just a bunch of "stand up Guys" that we should all admire and emulate.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
When you start with a founder who was a cold blooded murderer, you might want to consider what the kettle calls.



Genocidal maniac to boot

http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/trail-of-tears



bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:53pm PT

there are two leisure classes in America

the rich and the poor

hey, all ya gotta do is inherit enough millions, get the smartest advice available, occasionally sell some of your daddy's stocks,
and sit back and harvest the returns

just ask Mitt Romney how he got to a 200 million dollar "worth"

he "worked" for his money, the old fashioned way

Surprised you didn't go all 'Bush'. Romney made his money in a legit fashion, in addition to making a cluster-f*#k Olympics boon-doggle into a profit.

How did Obama acquire his wealth again? Care to explain? WHo becomes a multimillionaire doing what he did? Where did it come from?
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
no, YOU explain how it IS

what legislations did he sign into law that congress passed that stifled the "free press"?

LOL! To call that a weak response is too kind.

While I very often agree with your skewering of right-wing crazies, I am likewise shocked at you and Dr F's consistent justification, obfuscation and denial of the failures of this administration.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:54pm PT
The Chief do you think if you keep posting that it will be cumulative and it will count towards off setting all the criminally indicted Republicans?



BullSh#t on Romney Bluey. He came from wealth and did not produce or earn a thing.
And this whole Olympics myth is more BS. Romney was caught bribing foreign Olympic officials. It was the dirtiest most corrupt Olympics ever. Romney is a parasite. Likewise Bushie Boi came from wealth and NEVER had a single successful business. He was and is a failure constantly bailed out be others.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:54pm PT

ignorant, contentious prick
The Chief

climber
The Land of the Mongols above Bishop
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:55pm PT
Philo... I don't need shet.



You Libs are doing just fine on your own.


SAN FRANCISCO/SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - A prominent California lawmaker was arrested on Wednesday in an FBI sweep that netted 26 people, a high-profile case that could affect statewide elections and brings to three the number of Democratic state senators who face criminal charges this year.

Yee's arrest deals a body blow to California Democrats, whose two-thirds majority in the state Senate was eroded when Democratic Senator Ron Calderon, indicted on corruption charges, and Democratic State Senator Rod Wright, found guilty of voter fraud, took paid leaves of absence earlier this year.
http://news.yahoo.com/california-state-senator-arrested-fbi-sweep-005409780--finance.html


Come November 5th, the same will prevail in the US Senate. And poor old Obama will be all by himself in DC as it appears that Jerry Brown will be doing here in CA very soon.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:55pm PT
what legislations did he sign into law that congress passed that stifled the "free press"?

god damn it, name them

back up your sh!t
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:58pm PT
Then there's Dirty Dingy Harry,

The FEC sent the treasurer of Friends For Harry Reid, a letter, asking for clarification and a description for “holiday gifts” that was listed on his year end report. It seems that two separate disbursements were paid to a Ryan Elisabeth of Berkley, California. One of the disbursements was for the amount of $5,416.93 and the other was for $11,370. These were listed on the report as “holiday gifts.” Well it turns out that Ryan Elisabeth is actually Ryan Elisabeth Reid, the daughter of Rory Reid who is the son of guess who? Rory Reid is the son of Senator Harry Reid. So Harry paid his grand daughter almost $17,000 out of his campaign funds for the purpose of holiday gifts, and no one says a word. Can you imagine how the media would have reacted had this been Senator Cruz instead of Senator Reid? This story would be running 24/7 all over the major networks with tar and feathers flying in the background and angry Rachel Maddow screaming off with his head!! All the Democrats up for reelection would be demanding investigations and he would be tried and fried within the first 24 hours of the story breaking. Their heads would be popping so loud, I could hear them popping from my house. But it isn’t Senator Cruz, it is Senator Reid and for some reason, this story must not be news-worthy to the MSM.

Senator Reid’s campaign has until April 25th in order to comply with the FEC’s letter. However, Reid has announced that he will be paying the campaign back. He will reimburse the campaign the full amount that was paid to his grand daughter.

WBraun

climber
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:00pm PT
STFU nutcase Norton.

You lazy ass politard nutcase

Go find it yourself .....
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:01pm PT
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Missing photo ID#350648
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
Bluring you are wrong as usual.

"Mitt Romney did manage to raise money that helped secure Salt Lake as the venue of the 2002 Winter Games. Some of that came from corporate sponsorships, but most of the money came from the US government. (link) And most of the money that was needed was already in place before Romney took over, some $1.5 billion in government support. Both the Utah governor at the time and a US Senator from Utah at the time have confirmed that Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton both cooperated to make sure the Winter Games happened."

" While Romney's moves energized the committee, some people familiar with the budget insist his dire forecasts were overstated. A Globe review of archived records showed the organizing committee already had secured commitments of nearly $1 billion in revenues, including $445 million as its share of the NBC contract and nearly $450 million in contracts for sponsorships, before Romney arrived.

In addition, the Utah Legislature already had loaned $59 million in sales tax revenue to the Games and Congress was prepared to provide hundreds of millions in direct support, despite protests from Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona. Direct federal aid for the Games ultimately totaled $382 million.

There is also this:

Indeed, of the half-dozen Olympic officials interviewed for this article, none said that the games would have been a failure if not for Romney's intervention. David Wallechinsky, a commentator for NBC's Olympic coverage and the author of several Olympic reference books, said that Romney played an important role in budget and PR matters. But beyond that, "his involvement is greatly exaggerated."

"A lot of people could have stepped in and made it work," he told The Huffington Post. "Not to say he did anything wrong. He did what he had to do. What he did was fine. The way he portrays it, however, is absurd ... The Olympic movement had survived two world wars, a terrorist attack, and boycotts. It could have survived a bribery scandal."
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/call-6-investigators/fbi-raids-calumet-township-clerks-office
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:06pm PT
Please, Norton. Don't be obtuse. Read the article. Explain to me how this administration's policies had nothing to do with the United States being ranked #46 (a 13 spot drop from the previous year). The ball is in your court. Back up your sh#t god damn it.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:07pm PT
http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/Obama-Judicial-Watch-trips-cost/2014/03/27/id/562138/?promo_code=F269-1
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
BullSh#t on Romney Bluey. He came from wealth and did not produce or earn a thing.
And this whole Olympics myth is more BS. Romney was caught bribing foreign Olympic officials. It was the dirtiest most corrupt Olympics ever. Romney is a parasite. Likewise Bushie Boi came from wealth and NEVER had a single successful business. He was and is a failure constantly bailed out be others.


Nice job at obfuscating there! Distraction, huh?

And Bob, did they Olympics become profitable when a 'leader' assumed the helm and tapped all available resources to make it turn a buck?

Yes, he did. A true leader.

Is anyone going to answer my question as to where Obama acquired multi millions? How did he do that? From a Senate salary? Really?


EDIT:
Indeed, of the half-dozen Olympic officials interviewed for this article, none said that the games would have been a failure if not for Romney's intervention. David Wallechinsky, a commentator for NBC's Olympic coverage and the author of several Olympic reference books, said that Romney played an important role in budget and PR matters. But beyond that, "his involvement is greatly exaggerated."

"A lot of people could have stepped in and made it work," he told The Huffington Post. "Not to say he did anything wrong. He did what he had to do. What he did was fine. The way he portrays it, however, is absurd ... The Olympic movement had survived two world wars, a terrorist attack, and boycotts. It could have survived a bribery scandal."

An NBC 'commentator' is the expert now on Olympic fiduciary logistics? Really? You do realize that is ridiculous, right?
dirtbag

climber
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:09pm PT
So he has to disprove an unsubstantiated argument by providing a substantiated counterargument?
The Chief

climber
The Land of the Mongols above Bishop
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:09pm PT
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?

Mar 27, 2014 - 07:49pm PT


The Koch's have poured at least $30 million into their candidate's coffers for mid term elections..

Where's that viable Ref Philo??



Still, nothing from BAB DA to prove his bullshet weak claim about most rich not working for what they have.



No wonder that CA State Senate is full of DEM thug criminals and the US Senate will be over taken by the Repubs this Nov.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
So he has to disprove an unsubstantiated argument by providing a substantiated counterargument?


Yes.
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2014 - 11:27pm PT
Bernie Sanders: Citizens United Is Creating An 'Oligarchic Form Of Society'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/bernie-sanders-oligarchy_n_5045041.html


Posted: 03/27/2014 6:04 pm EDT


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke out against the rise of the wealthy in United States politics from the Senate floor Thursday, saying the rise of the billionaire class leads to a discussion of "whether or not this nation is going to become an oligarchic form of society."

"We have a nation in which the economics and politics are controlled by a handful of billionaire families, [where] it doesn't matter what party is in power because the real power rests with a billionaire class," he said. "Unless we act boldly to reverse that trend, we're seeing this country moving in exactly that direction."

The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, Sanders argued, "allows the super wealthy to spend as much as they want on elections," meaning that the "billionaire party is now in fact the major political force in this country ... led by people like the Koch brothers (funding the faux grassroots Tea Party) and Sheldon Adelson."
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