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(Yahoo)   Basic election math: Obama fundraiser + George Clooney hosting + Wolfgang Puck cooking = $15,000,000   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 107
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2012-05-11 08:52:26 AM
So vote republican?
 
2012-05-11 08:52:35 AM
"This is the first time that George Clooney has ever been photo-shopped out of a picture," Obama said. "Never happened before, never happen again."

It's so great that Clooney can be such a good sport about people taking shots at how attractive and famous he is.
 
2012-05-11 08:53:52 AM
rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.
 
2012-05-11 08:55:47 AM
This really needs a Romney rebuttal where he knocks the influence of rich people on politics.
 
2012-05-11 08:55:58 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.


Do we know the names of the rich people? Are they available for people who want to know how elections are funded and where they're coming from? Can the same be said for donors to superPACs under CU, or any tertiarily funded political marketing as allowed by the ruling?

Are you really so bugfark stupid you can't tell the difference?
 
2012-05-11 08:56:20 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.


Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates
 
2012-05-11 08:57:27 AM
Jesus. That's a shiatload of bread. We really do need to find a way to get all this money out of politics.
 
2012-05-11 08:58:24 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-11 08:58:43 AM
Good to see the thread-shiatting derailment came early. It's always a pitty to see a thread go on too long before it reverts to people telling ten pounds of cheese he's an idiot.
 
2012-05-11 08:59:00 AM

CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates


how?
Is there a list of the 150 people there? Do they have to disclose it?
 
2012-05-11 08:59:09 AM

bulldg4life: This really needs a Romney rebuttal where he knocks the influence of rich people on politics.


At this point I'd expect nothing less.
 
2012-05-11 08:59:27 AM

rudemix: Good to see the thread-shiatting derailment came early. It's always a pitty to see a thread go on too long before it reverts to people telling ten pounds of cheese he's an idiot.


It's like Godwin's law, only replace "Nazi" with "retarded."
 
2012-05-11 09:02:51 AM
There he goes again, having fancy parties with famous people.
 
2012-05-11 09:03:08 AM
Its almost as though there's people out there who aren't blithering right wing idiots who want to contribute to politics. How's that even possible? Did America get taken over by traitors and imposters? Lets ask the vast right wing of Fark for some insight.
 
2012-05-11 09:03:39 AM
The comment section on Y! News is like watching the world burn. But I do appreciate a good trolling and those comments prove Obama hit it out of the park by coming out in support of same sex marriage. The homophobia has been turned up to eleventy because of it. I would rather see the economy as the big election year issue. But it looks like we are going to have a 6 month national discussion about the homogheys. I am hopeful it does not have the power as a wedge issue that it has for republicans in the past.
 
2012-05-11 09:04:41 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Jesus. That's a shiatload of bread. We really do need to find a way to get all this money out of politics.


Where it pays directly into the coffers of the fourth estate, the cooperation of whom we'd absolutely need to accomplish something like that?

Good farking luck.
 
2012-05-11 09:08:08 AM

Generation_D: Its almost as though there's people out there who aren't blithering right wing idiots who want to contribute to politics. How's that even possible? Did America get taken over by traitors and imposters? Lets ask the vast right wing of Fark for some insight.


People on the left want to buy influence too.

I am sure people in Hollywood appreciate 0bama's support of RIAA's efforts to combat piracy of their work.
 
2012-05-11 09:08:48 AM
How uppity of him. Doesn't he know real Americans get all their campaign cash at the Goldman Sachs drive through?
 
2012-05-11 09:10:13 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: I am sure people in Hollywood appreciate 0bama's support of RIAA's efforts to combat piracy of their work.


Like when the White House came out and said they wouldn't support SOPA and PIPA? Hollywood really has Obama by the short hairs!
 
2012-05-11 09:10:21 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates

how?
Is there a list of the 150 people there? Do they have to disclose it?


Yes, and yes. Anymore basic questions?
 
2012-05-11 09:11:20 AM

Lost Thought 00: How uppity of him. Doesn't he know real Americans get all their campaign cash at the Goldman Sachs drive through?


But not stopping at Citi or JPM today. Their stock prices are getting hammered.
 
2012-05-11 09:11:26 AM

tenpoundsoffail: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.


Because people publicly giving money is the same as anonymous multimillion dollar donations? I want to at least know who is buying influence.
 
2012-05-11 09:11:57 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates

how?
Is there a list of the 150 people there? Do they have to disclose it?


I will add campaign finance to the long list of shiat you know nothing about despite the fact that you practically live on the Fark politics tab.
 
2012-05-11 09:14:15 AM

sammyk: The comment section on Y! News is like watching the world burn. But I do appreciate a good trolling and those comments prove Obama hit it out of the park by coming out in support of same sex marriage. The homophobia has been turned up to eleventy because of it. I would rather see the economy as the big election year issue. But it looks like we are going to have a 6 month national discussion about the homogheys. I am hopeful it does not have the power as a wedge issue that it has for republicans in the past.


It's Still a wedge, but it bends the opposite way now. Young voters and independant voters really don't give a flying fark who marries who anymore. Even most young self-identified conservatives feel that way. The evangelicals and other socially conservative voters for whom this could otherwise be a hot-button issue have been quietly pulling back from politics since they got so badly burned by George W.. Not to mention I can't see them being flogged to the polls to support a Mormon, not matter how much his views , or at least the ones he has this week, line up with theirs
 
2012-05-11 09:14:32 AM
The Department of Defense briefed the president this morning. They told President Obama that two Brazilian soldiers were killed in Iraq.

Visibly shaken, he put his head in his hands and rocked from side to side for a moment.

Finally, he composed himself and asked, "Just how many is a brazillion?"
 
2012-05-11 09:14:51 AM
Were not attendees present only to view the Decemberists?
 
2012-05-11 09:15:32 AM

magusdevil: tenpoundsofcheese: CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates

how?
Is there a list of the 150 people there? Do they have to disclose it?

I will add campaign finance to the long list of shiat you know nothing about despite the fact that you practically live on the Fark politics tab.



See, its like living in a place. I grew up in New York, and as a result, i never went to the tourist spots. Never went up the Statute of Liberty, didn't go to the Twin Towers except for the subway, etc.

Its the same here. He lives with politics so much, he doesn't think he actually has to learn a farkin' thing about them.
 
2012-05-11 09:15:41 AM

bulldg4life: tenpoundsofcheese: I am sure people in Hollywood appreciate 0bama's support of RIAA's efforts to combat piracy of their work.

Like when the White House came out and said they wouldn't support SOPA and PIPA?


No like when 0bama backed RIAA, MPAA and ACTA

oh, and about SOPA
 
2012-05-11 09:16:21 AM
You know its bad when the nitwit Fark trolls are re-using blonde jokes.
 
2012-05-11 09:16:42 AM

Carth: tenpoundsoffail: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Because people publicly giving money is the same as anonymous multimillion dollar donations? I want to at least know who is buying influence.


what difference does it make if you know?
 
2012-05-11 09:17:11 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates

how?
Is there a list of the 150 people there? Do they have to disclose it?


Yes?
 
2012-05-11 09:17:27 AM

magusdevil: tenpoundsofcheese: CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates

how?
Is there a list of the 150 people there? Do they have to disclose it?

I will add campaign finance to the long list of shiat you know nothing about despite the fact that you practically live on the Fark politics tab.


Yea, he is wrong about practically everything he posts about here. It is almost like he is intentionally acting like an idiot. But for what? Getting responses on a message forum?

Nah, that can't be it. If that was it, that would mean he's just goddamn pathetic and that can't be true, right?
 
2012-05-11 09:18:04 AM

karnal: The Department of Defense briefed the president this morning. They told President Obama that two Brazilian soldiers were killed in Iraq.

Visibly shaken, he put his head in his hands and rocked from side to side for a moment.

Finally, he composed himself and asked, "Just how many is a brazillion?"


Ba dump bump

Tee hee
 
2012-05-11 09:19:56 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: bulldg4life: tenpoundsofcheese: I am sure people in Hollywood appreciate 0bama's support of RIAA's efforts to combat piracy of their work.

Like when the White House came out and said they wouldn't support SOPA and PIPA?

No like when 0bama backed RIAA, MPAA and ACTA

oh, and about SOPA


Wow that is an old article. SOPA died in committee after Obama threatened a veto and after that article was written. The newest version of the bill is called CISPA which the White House has already promised a veto.
 
2012-05-11 09:20:16 AM
Two DIMS walk into a bar
The third one ducked
 
2012-05-11 09:21:17 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Carth: tenpoundsoffail: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Because people publicly giving money is the same as anonymous multimillion dollar donations? I want to at least know who is buying influence.

what difference does it make if you know?


It makes allegations of favoritism and easier to prove and publicly shame. Public shaming and outrage are the only powers people have over politicians anymore. Citizen United tries to make sure they are taken away.
 
2012-05-11 09:21:35 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Jesus. That's a shiatload of bread. We really do need to find a way to get all this money out of politics.


There is one way, and one way only, and it will take a new Supreme Court or a Constitutional Amendment: Publicly financed campaigns.
We the taxpayers pony up the campaign funds, give both (or all three, 4, or 5) candidates the same amount of money and make independent expenditures on behalf of a candidate above say $100,000 per person or ogranization a federal crime. Yes it would be expensive but at least then it would be the citizens and not the special interests who get the title deed to the new president.
 
2012-05-11 09:21:52 AM

CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates

how?
Is there a list of the 150 people there? Do they have to disclose it?

Yes?


Good. Where is the list? Where is the list of the people who attended the fundraiser and how much they contributed in SF in October?
 
2012-05-11 09:22:07 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: No like when 0bama backed RIAA, MPAA and ACTA


When Obama backed RIAA and MPAA? wat
You're just throwing out letters looking for something to stick.

It doesn't even make sense for you to knock Obama for that. They aren't bills to back.

oh, and about SOPA

That article discusses a very specific statement where someone else wrote that "obama killed SOPA". And, the article says that he didn't kill SOPA, because he can't. He can't stop Congress from discussing legislation. However, he put out a release for his non-support of the two bills unless they were dramatically changed.

Similar statements of non-support stopped the bills progress and they are now re-writing them.

If you're going to be ignorant, it isn't fair that you also get to be dense.

Also, it is disappointing that you are so bad at trolling that you have gone with the "0bama" thing. You can't say anything to get people riled up so you are forced to use idiotic spellings. Do you use "democrat party" too?

Are you SouthernManDunWrong?
 
2012-05-11 09:22:48 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Jesus. That's a shiatload of bread. We really do need to find a way to get all this money out of politics.


THIS

That money could go to so many worthwhile organizations, there are people starving and businesses going under, innovations that need funding, scholarships that are dry etc etc. I'm voting for Obama again, but this is insane. Seriously, he thinks that by raising hundreds of millions of dollars he will change all of the die hard republican's minds? Ads dont work that well.

I'm not impressed by Clooney or all the people who spent 40k per ticket or whatever, they're hypocritical, if they truly believe in the liberal ideas they express they would know that money isn't what politicians desperately need right now. Politicians need conviction and an attitude that says "I don't give a flying fark about your special interests or lobby groups I am going to do what is right for the environment, the displaced and those who deserve equal protection." You can't BUY a good character.
 
2012-05-11 09:24:51 AM
 
2012-05-11 09:24:54 AM
I must say, though, what you lack in quality, you produce in quantity.

I sure hope you get paid per post.
 
2012-05-11 09:26:45 AM
A campaign by and for the 99%.....
 
2012-05-11 09:28:16 AM
Such impotent handwringing in this thread.
 
2012-05-11 09:29:44 AM
What makes me want to bang my head against the wall is that receiving money from Hollywood celebrities is somehow damaging to our democracy, but taking tens of millions from someone like Sheldon Adelson, who allegedly is involved with Chinese organized crime groups, is ok.
 
2012-05-11 09:31:16 AM
FTFA: "Among those at the dinner were such actors and performers as Robert Downey Jr., Barbra Streisand ..."

I'm glad they included the right-wing troll bait Barbra Streisand. In wingers minds she is the prototypical Hollywood Liberal which is code word for Jew. Just look at all the rabid frothing that a Google search of "Streisand liberal" turns up.

In some people's minds Streisand controls Hollywood and thus the Democratic Party while receiving instructions from the Elders of Zion. She is passes on to all levels of elected Democrats the secret liberal agenda to dominate the world.
 
2012-05-11 09:32:08 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.


Hollywood Libruls, on one night, spend their money like rich Republicans, therefore Citizens United
 
2012-05-11 09:32:58 AM

bulldg4life: I must say, though, what you lack in quality, you produce in quantity.

I sure hope you get paid per post.


He doesn't have constant tf like the other trolls. Looks like even the admins think he sucks.
 
2012-05-11 09:35:32 AM

DrD'isInfotainment: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Hollywood Libruls, on one night, spend their money like rich Republicans, therefore Citizens United


Not to mention the dinner attendees put their name on their donations. Citizens United, not so much.
 
2012-05-11 09:35:58 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: CPennypacker: tenpoundsofcheese: rich people give 40,000 for a dinner.

but citizens united is bad.

Well, for one, we knoe who's buying the plates

how?
Is there a list of the 150 people there? Do they have to disclose it?


Since your're obviously SO STARTLED! and very concerned(tm), LMGTFY -the first 10results on 'guest list for obama hollywood fundraiser'

Stacy Keibler
Katzenburg
Von Furstenburg
Streisand
James Brolin
T. Maguire
Downey Jr.
Clooney
B Crystal
S Hayek
Turk
R Reiner
Spielburg
Jack Black

so, nearly 10% found with a cursory search for an event that was obiously open to the press
 
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