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2012-05-11 09:38:03 AM

HairBolus: 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.


Robert Downey Jr. is the really interesting one. He's a conservative. According to The American Conservative, "His values are pure Republican values." And Downey chooses the libbiest lib who ever libbed as his candidate.
 
2012-05-11 09:41:35 AM

DeaH: HairBolus: 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.

Robert Downey Jr. is the really interesting one. He's a conservative. According to The American Conservative, "His values are pure Republican values." And Downey chooses the libbiest lib who ever libbed as his candidate.


You are assuming that "Downey Jr." is Robert Downey Jr while neglecting the possibility that the decaying corpse of Morton Downey Jr. attended the event.
 
2012-05-11 09:42:15 AM

DeaH: HairBolus: 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.

Robert Downey Jr. is the really interesting one. He's a conservative. According to The American Conservative, "His values are pure Republican values." And Downey chooses the libbiest lib who ever libbed as his candidate.


That's a Stark revelation ;)
 
2012-05-11 09:42:23 AM
With only 20% of the general US population describing themselves as liberal, how could almost 98% of the entertainment industry be loudly supporting liberal causes?
 
2012-05-11 09:42:54 AM

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

Um, yes, they have to disclose it. Donor information is available online and if the information isn't specific enough it's available through a FOIA request. That required disclosure and availability does not apply to corporate or superPAC contributions and fundraising under Citizens United.


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

Um, yes, they have to disclose it. Donor information is available online and if the information isn't specific enough it's available through a FOIA request.


okay, so you are saying there is NOT a list of people who attended.

that list you linked is for 0bama. There is a 2500 limit of donation for each candidate. where is the other 37500 reported?
 
2012-05-11 09:47:19 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: 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?


no answer huh? so you are WRONG that they have a list of who attended that they are required to disclose.
 
2012-05-11 09:50:45 AM
img.thesun.co.uk

You could buy a lot of Ratburgers for that kinds of money.
 
2012-05-11 09:50:47 AM

NeverDrunk23: 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.


1. How was I wrong by asking a question?
2. No one has backed up the answer to the question I asked: Do they have to disclose the list of the 150 people who were there? Where are the lists of people who attended all the previous fundraisers?
 
2012-05-11 09:53:06 AM

DeaH: HairBolus: 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.

Robert Downey Jr. is the really interesting one. He's a conservative. According to The American Conservative, "His values are pure Republican values." And Downey chooses the libbiest lib who ever libbed as his candidate.


You do know that Robert Downey Jr. has Jewish ancestry, don't you? The problem with Jews in Hollywood is that many don't look particularly Jewish. However Barbra Streisand is about the most Jewish looking Jew in Hollywood which makes her the leader of Hollywood liberals.
 
2012-05-11 09:53:17 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: okay, so you are saying there is NOT a list of people who attended.

that list you linked is for 0bama. There is a 2500 limit of donation for each candidate. where is the other 37500 reported?


tenpoundsofcheese: if the information isn't specific enough it's available through a FOIA request.


scranton.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2012-05-11 09:55:04 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: okay, so you are saying there is NOT a list of people who attended.

that list you linked is for 0bama. There is a 2500 limit of donation for each candidate. where is the other 37500 reported?



It goes to the DNC. That's how these fundraisers work. $2500 to the candidate, the rest to the party. It's like you've never seen the GOP do this.

Here is a PDF for the Romney fundraiser in NYC on May 22nd. Notice that the "General Reception & Photo Reception" cost is $25,000 minimum. According to Politico, the money will be going to the NRSC and NRCC.

This is how elections work, my friend.
 
2012-05-11 09:56:20 AM
Dimensio

DeaH: HairBolus: 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.

Robert Downey Jr. is the really interesting one. He's a conservative. According to The American Conservative, "His values are pure Republican values." And Downey chooses the libbiest lib who ever libbed as his candidate.

You are assuming that "Downey Jr." is Robert Downey Jr while neglecting the possibility that the decaying corpse of Morton Downey Jr. attended the event.



Interesting enough, Morton Downey Jr is still a card carrying liberal that never misses a chance to vote.
 
2012-05-11 09:57:18 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: NeverDrunk23: 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?


2. No one has backed up the answer to the question I asked: Do they have to disclose the list of the 150 people who were there? Where are the lists of people who attended all the previous fundraisers?


Here is the completely list of attendees for the SF dinner you asked about:

List of attendees at Marc Benioff's $35,800/plate Obama fundraiser:

Denise Bauer
Russell Benioff
Joelle Benioff
Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff
Jan Birenbaum
Larry Birenbaum
Zachary Bogue
Brian Buenneke
Kelly Bulkeley
Jon Burgstone
Lee Christensen
Ron Conway
Frank Currie
Stephen Davis
Quinn Delaney
Michelle Douglas
Alec Douglas
Jake Douglas
Becky Draper
Leni Eccles
Tawnie Farmer
Jerry Fiddler
Denise Foderaro
Rufus Gifford
Cindy Goldberg
Evan Goldberg
Lisa Goldman
Doug Goldman
Matthew [Goldman]
J... [Goldman]
M... Goldman
Jim Greenberg
Eric [Green]
Lee Greenberg
Bob Gregory
[Colleen Haas]
Doug [Haas]
Drew [Hickory]
Wayne Houston
Jon Jordan
Tony Kap...
John
Terry
Lee
Steve
Katherine
...
M...
M...
Craig Newmark

Lisa O...
Rafael O...
Renuka P...
Frank Q...
Azita R...
Lorna R...
Andy R...
Deborah R...
Peter R...
Sandy R...
Jeanne R...
Mendel R...
Autumn S...
John [Scully]
Regina [Scully]
Steve Spinner
Garen Staglin
Noosheen Hashemi
Shari Staglin
Jeremy Stoppelman
Jon Streeter
Cissie Swig
Ronald Taylor
Sandi Thompson
Ellen Thrower
Jeff Ubben
Raju Vegesna
Bala Vegesna
Steve Westly
Stevie Wonder
Pegi Young
will.i.am


If you'd like the names of attendees for any other fundraisers I'll be happy to research them at the same rate I charge my other clients and provide you a complete list and their donations. The information is all available online if you search for it although sometimes it takes more than 48 hours to get there.
 
2012-05-11 09:57:31 AM

Terlis: tenpoundsofcheese: okay, so you are saying there is NOT a list of people who attended.

that list you linked is for 0bama. There is a 2500 limit of donation for each candidate. where is the other 37500 reported?


It goes to the DNC. That's how these fundraisers work. $2500 to the candidate, the rest to the party. It's like you've never seen the GOP do this.



I didn't say the GOP doesn't do this.
Can you find out who contributed to the DNC and RNC and the $ amounts? I would expect so, but am not sure.
 
2012-05-11 09:59:00 AM

Carth: If you'd like the names of attendees for any other fundraisers I'll be happy to research them at the same rate I charge my other clients and provide you a complete list and their donations. The information is all available online if you search for it although sometimes it takes more than 48 hours to get there.


Thanks for finding that information. It's a pain to find information that specific in short time. The key is that it's freely and readily available to people who want to know who donated what to who.

"You have to work for it because there are massive databases" is a far different thing from "you can never know because they don't have to disclose it."
 
2012-05-11 09:59:08 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?"


The original version of this joke is funny. This update is not. 0/10
 
2012-05-11 10:00:44 AM

Bloody William: Carth: If you'd like the names of attendees for any other fundraisers I'll be happy to research them at the same rate I charge my other clients and provide you a complete list and their donations. The information is all available online if you search for it although sometimes it takes more than 48 hours to get there.

Thanks for finding that information. It's a pain to find information that specific in short time. The key is that it's freely and readily available to people who want to know who donated what to who.

"You have to work for it because there are massive databases" is a far different thing from "you can never know because they don't have to disclose it."


Honestly that took less than 10 minutes to find. Any event where reporters are let in makes the information incredibly easy to get. Even if they don't include it in the published article 9 out of 10 times a polite email will get you additional information.
 
2012-05-11 10:02:09 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: 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?


Hint there is an obscure Federal Commission that regulates Elections to which campaigns must report, you may want to start your search with them, if you can figure out their name
 
2012-05-11 10:03:31 AM

Carth: tenpoundsofcheese: NeverDrunk23: 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?


2. No one has backed up the answer to the question I asked: Do they have to disclose the list of the 150 people who were there? Where are the lists of people who attended all the previous fundraisers?

Here is the completely list of attendees for the SF dinner you asked about:

List of attendees at Marc Benioff's $35,800/plate Obama fundraiser:

Denise Bauer
Russell Benioff
Joelle Benioff
Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff

Jon Jordan
Tony Kap...
John
Terry
Lee
Steve
Katherine

...
M...
M...

Lisa O...
Rafael O...
.


What is the source?
Please, don't tell me that you got it off that PJ Tatler site?

Lisa O and Rafael O attended? And "M" and Terry, Lee and Steve attended?

Really? That is the best you can do?

So again, either the answer is that the campaign doesn't have to disclose who was there, or the campaign only disclosed that "Terry, Lee and Steve" attended.
 
2012-05-11 10:03:42 AM

Magorn: tenpoundsofcheese: 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?

Hint there is an obscure Federal Commission that regulates Elections to which campaigns must report, you may want to start your search with them, if you can figure out their name


tenpoundsofcheese: "I want meat! Give me meat!"

Everyone Else: "Here's some meat."

tenpoundsofcheese "Why isn't it on a silver plate with mashed potatoes?"
 
2012-05-11 10:04:24 AM
Keep telling yourself, "It's the Republicans who are elitist. It's the Republicans who are elitist."

Or maybe...both parties are?

/Think outside the box.
 
2012-05-11 10:05:17 AM

tgregory: Keep telling yourself, "It's the Republicans who are elitist. It's the Republicans who are elitist."

Or maybe...both parties are?

/Think outside the box.


Elitist: "We're rich! fark the poor, they're lazy!"

Not Elitist: "We're rich! Let's raise taxes on us to help the poor!"
 
2012-05-11 10:05:41 AM

Bloody William: M
tenpoundsofcheese: "I want meat! Give me meat!"

Everyone Else: "Here's some meat unrelated info."

tenpoundsofcheese "Why isn't it on a silver plate with mashed potatoe meat?"


ftfy.

I asked if they had to disclose the list of the g150 people who went to the event.
People said yes.
No one backed that up.

Is that so hard to understand?
 
2012-05-11 10:08:10 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: I asked if they had to disclose the list of the g150 people who went to the event.


The information is available. No, they probably don't put a neat bow on every single fundraiser, but yes, you can look up the donations people make to Obama and the DNC. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE. Are you really so thick you can't understand that the difference isn't the ease of getting the information, but WHETHER THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT ALL?
 
2012-05-11 10:08:44 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Carth: tenpoundsofcheese: NeverDrunk23: 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?


2. No one has backed up the answer to the question I asked: Do they have to disclose the list of the 150 people who were there? Where are the lists of people who attended all the previous fundraisers?

Here is the completely list of attendees for the SF dinner you asked about:

List of attendees at Marc Benioff's $35,800/plate Obama fundraiser:

Denise Bauer
Russell Benioff
Joelle Benioff
Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff

Jon Jordan
Tony Kap...
John
Terry
Lee
Steve
Katherine
...
M...
M...

Lisa O...
Rafael O...
.

What is the source?
Please, don't tell me that you got it off that PJ Tatler site?

Lisa O and Rafael O attended? And "M" and Terry, Lee and Steve attended?

Really? That is the best you can do?

So again, either the answer is that the campaign doesn't have to disclose who was there, or the campaign only disclosed that "Terry, Lee and Steve" attended.


If you have a specific event you're curious about the attendee list you can fill out a form Here. Just ask for "any and all information about the event on _________" and wait 6 weeks. If you want a complete guest list wait until after the next quarterly reporting deadline. A word of warning: Since CU a lot of attendees are shielding their donations though trusts and LLCs. I never ran into that until 2010 so while you will get a list of who donated the donations might be companies that require a lot more leg work. If you don't think that I recommend you work to have Citizens United overturned.
 
2012-05-11 10:10:10 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Can you find out who contributed to the DNC and RNC and the $ amounts? I would expect so, but am not sure.


DNC April filing with FEC

RNC April filing with FEC

Full listing of all DNC filings


Wasn't all that hard...
 
2012-05-11 10:12:10 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Bloody William: M
tenpoundsofcheese: "I want meat! Give me meat!"

Everyone Else: "Here's some meat unrelated info."

tenpoundsofcheese "Why isn't it on a silver plate with mashed potatoe meat?"

ftfy.

I asked if they had to disclose the list of the g150 people who went to the event.
People said yes.
No one backed that up.

Is that so hard to understand?


People said the information is available and had to be disclosed. Not that the information had to be published online within a week of the event. If you want a list of names wait until the filing deadline and do a FOIA request like the rest of us have to. I have a feeling you don't really care that much though.

I'm curious why you think transparency in campaign finance is a bad thing?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-11 10:12:21 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: 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.


You can't elect it either. Anyone who doesn't care about special interests doesn't get elected. The best we can do with the current campaign financing system is to elect the guy who panders to the least objectionable special interests.
 
2012-05-11 10:12:47 AM

Bloody William: tenpoundsofcheese: I asked if they had to disclose the list of the g150 people who went to the event.

The information is available.

Where is a list of people who attended the fundraisers available?
No, they probably don't put a neat bow on every single fundraiser,

oh, so now you are saying it isn't available.but yes, you can look up the donations people make to Obama and the DNC.


change goal posts much?
 
2012-05-11 10:16:12 AM

Carth: tenpoundsofcheese: Bloody William: M
tenpoundsofcheese: "I want meat! Give me meat!"

Everyone Else: "Here's some meat unrelated info."

tenpoundsofcheese "Why isn't it on a silver plate with mashed potatoe meat?"

ftfy.

I asked if they had to disclose the list of the g150 people who went to the event.
People said yes.
No one backed that up.

Is that so hard to understand?

People said the information is available and had to be disclosed. Not that the information had to be published online within a week of the event.

where is the information from the October event? When I asked, the only thing I got was that Terry and Steve were there. The person got that from a website that had pictures of the attendee list.

If you want a list of names wait until the filing deadline and do a FOIA request like the rest of us have to.

what campaign event information is subject to FOIA request? Citation?

I'm curious why you think transparency in campaign finance is a bad thing?

I am asking about transparency here and not getting it.

 
2012-05-11 10:17:16 AM
tenpoundsofcheese


Bloody William: M
tenpoundsofcheese: "I want meat! Give me meat!"

Everyone Else: "Here's some meat unrelated info."

tenpoundsofcheese "Why isn't it on a silver plate with mashed potatoe meat?"

ftfy.

I asked if they had to disclose the list of the g150 people who went to the event.
People said yes.
No one backed that up.

Is that so hard to understand?



You are questioning that which is unquestionable.


It's just the Liberal Way of doing things.
 
2012-05-11 10:22:10 AM
Okay, I'm giving up. I have work to do today and this thread has been a reminder of why I've been ignoring tenpoundsofcheese. Maybe if in the last 100 posts, he actually addressed the difference in his original complaint, liberals not liking Citizens United, and standard campaign fundraising.
 
2012-05-11 10:23:51 AM

Bloody William: Okay, I'm giving up. I have work to do today and this thread has been a reminder of why I've been ignoring tenpoundsofcheese. Maybe if in the last 100 posts, he actually addressed the difference in his original complaint, liberals not liking Citizens United, and standard campaign fundraising because I was wrong and not man enough to admit it..


ftfy.
 
2012-05-11 10:24:38 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Carth: tenpoundsofcheese: Bloody William: M
tenpoundsofcheese: "I want meat! Give me meat!"

Everyone Else: "Here's some meat unrelated info."

tenpoundsofcheese "Why isn't it on a silver plate with mashed potatoe meat?"

ftfy.

I asked if they had to disclose the list of the g150 people who went to the event.
People said yes.
No one backed that up.

Is that so hard to understand?

People said the information is available and had to be disclosed. Not that the information had to be published online within a week of the event.

where is the information from the October event? When I asked, the only thing I got was that Terry and Steve were there. The person got that from a website that had pictures of the attendee list.

If you want a list of names wait until the filing deadline and do a FOIA request like the rest of us have to.

what campaign event information is subject to FOIA request? Citation?

I'm curious why you think transparency in campaign finance is a bad thing?

I am asking about transparency here and not getting it.


I'm guessing you know about OpenSecrets.org? THey publish a great guide for laypeople who are interesting in following the money in politics. In it they discuses how to use FOIA to find the information you want.
 
2012-05-11 10:26:09 AM

Carth: I'm guessing you know about OpenSecrets.org? THey publish a great guide for laypeople who are interesting in following the money in politics. In it they discuses how to use FOIA to find the information you want.


NO! I WANT A LIST OF JUST THE INFORMATION I WANT, DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO ME, BECAUSE THAT'S HOW USEFUL INFORMATION IS ALWAYS DISSEMINATED! IF I HAVE TO RESEARCH TO FIND THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION, IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME AS NOT REQUIRING THE INFORMATION TO BE AVAILABLE AT ALL!
 
2012-05-11 10:26:42 AM

Bloody William: 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?


Yes, he is.
 
2012-05-11 10:29:43 AM

Carth:
I'm guessing you know about OpenSecrets.org? THey publish a great guide for laypeople who are interesting in following the money in politics. In it they discuses how to use FOIA to find the information you want.


Here is the part that details exactly what to ask for in case you didn't see it. The information is only available after filing deadlines so you have to wait:

In every state candidates must itemize all contributions over a certain amount. The threshold varies from state to state. At the federal level, all contributions of $200 or more must be itemized. In a few states, all contributions must be itemized. But in most, contributions smaller than the threshold amount can be reported simply in lump sum.

The part of the reports that you're interested in are the itemized contributions. Each of these entries will typically include the name, address, and sometimes the occupation of the contributor, as well as the amount given and the date of the contribution. That information is the core of what you'll be putting into your database.
 
2012-05-11 10:45:47 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: I am asking about transparency here and not getting it.


Precisely. You're just not getting it.
 
2012-05-11 11:01:08 AM

Jackson Herring: Two DIMS walk into a bar
The third one ducked


your rapier wit and incisive commentary has caused me to reevaluate every core political position i once held. thank you, sir - i will be voting REPUBLICAN this november!
 
2012-05-11 11:04:20 AM
 
2012-05-11 11:48:34 AM
Sure would be nice to see the money from one of these fundraising events (R or D) go to a worthwhile cause.
 
2012-05-11 12:13:47 PM

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?"


10/10
 
2012-05-11 12:16:03 PM

GoldSpider: Sure would be nice to see the money from one of these fundraising events (R or D) go to a worthwhile cause.


Yeah, well - in a country whose highest court has ruled that a pile of dollar bills has an identity, and rights - you can forget it. The old sixties radical hyperbole has actually come true - we have finally construed the concept of property rights to mean that property (if there's enough of it) has rights - rights that people don't.
In other words - we're screwed.
 
2012-05-11 12:26:50 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Bloody William: Okay, I'm giving up. I have work to do today and this thread has been a reminder of why I've been ignoring tenpoundsofcheese. Maybe if in the last 100 posts, he actually addressed the difference in his original complaint, liberals not liking Citizens United, and standard campaign fundraising because I was wrong and not man enough to admit it..

ftfy.


Sure you'll tell him who donated, how much they donated, when they donated it and to who. But in what denominations? Without that information he can't go on.
 
2012-05-11 12:31:46 PM

GoldSpider: Sure would be nice to see the money from one of these fundraising events (R or D) go to a worthwhile cause.


Are you really this weapons-grade-stupid? You want a fund-raiser for a candidate in an election to instead give the money to breast cancer research, saving baby whales, or funding Christian missionaries? Are you aware that groups do hold fund raisers for those purposes? Sure it would be nice if there was enough campaign finance reform so that political fund raising was not needed or illegal, but I get the feeling that you are not smart enough to be advocating this position.
 
2012-05-11 12:33:09 PM

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?"


How would a Brazillian soldier get killed in Iraq? There are no Brazillian soldiers in Iraq. Never were.
 
2012-05-11 12:53:39 PM

magusdevil: 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?"

How would a Brazillian soldier get killed in Iraq? There are no Brazillian soldiers in Iraq. Never were.


Some of the soldiers HAD brazillians maybe?
 
2012-05-11 01:00:19 PM

Nuclear Monk: magusdevil: 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?"

How would a Brazillian soldier get killed in Iraq? There are no Brazillian soldiers in Iraq. Never were.

Some of the soldiers HAD brazillians maybe?


can you be brazilled then youd be a brazillian?
 
2012-05-11 01:36:47 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Bloody William: Okay, I'm giving up. I have work to do today and this thread has been a reminder of why I've been ignoring tenpoundsofcheese. Maybe if in the last 100 posts, he actually addressed the difference in his original complaint, liberals not liking Citizens United, and standard campaign fundraising because I was wrong and not man enough to admit it..

ftfy.


You are either the dumbest farker on the planet or a scum sucking bottom feeder who gets paid per hit. If it's the former do us a solid and go play in traffic. If it's the latter then tell whoever your boss is that trolling in support of (or against) a candidate is literally the least effective form of political engagement there is.

You know these lists are published. You're too farking lazy to go dig them up. This event will be put on file by the end of the month (unless that's changed) at the FEC and will be publicly available. Get a clue.
 
2012-05-11 02:06:31 PM
Ha! Drew was there, I knew it!
His alias is Drew [Hickory].
 
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