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(Washington Post)   Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's top donor is a Libertarian shipping magnate. Er, make that Liberian   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-10-14 01:49:25 PM  
Cuccinelli is sure to get a big boost while the Duggar Circus court the yokel vote this week.
 
2013-10-14 02:09:27 PM  
terry mcauliffe is an appalling, smug, smarmy, unctuous man who should not be anywhere near the levers of power. unfortunately, his opponent is 1,000,000 times worse.
 
2013-10-14 02:10:14 PM  
It's a real testimony to how much of a dickhead Cuccinelli is that he's going to lose to this asshat.

Oh, and it's technically a corporate donation, thus not from a "magnate" and the guy who heads the company (based in Austria) is not a Liberian.

Other than that, great jaerb dere, subby!!
 
2013-10-14 02:16:01 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: thus not from a "magnate" and the guy who heads the company (based in Austria) is not a Liberian.


A case of "Magnates, how the fark do they work?"
 
2013-10-14 02:19:01 PM  
oh well, at least he aint the Cooch
 
2013-10-14 02:19:20 PM  
The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) contributed $120,000 to McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, placing it among the top 20 donors to his campaign - beating out even former president Bill Clinton, who gave $100,000 to his longtime fundraiser, the former Democratic National Committee chairman.

Wait, how is that legal? I didn't think an individual could give 5 figures directly to a political campaign.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-10-14 02:20:52 PM  

Skyrmion: The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) contributed $120,000 to McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, placing it among the top 20 donors to his campaign - beating out even former president Bill Clinton, who gave $100,000 to his longtime fundraiser, the former Democratic National Committee chairman.

Wait, how is that legal? I didn't think an individual could give 5 figures directly to a political campaign.


Heh.
 
2013-10-14 02:22:02 PM  
Did McAuliffe have to send a good-faith payment in order to  free up the money?

Oh wait, wrong '-eria'. Never mind.
 
2013-10-14 02:25:10 PM  

Skyrmion: The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) contributed $120,000 to McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, placing it among the top 20 donors to his campaign - beating out even former president Bill Clinton, who gave $100,000 to his longtime fundraiser, the former Democratic National Committee chairman.

Wait, how is that legal? I didn't think an individual could give 5 figures directly to a political campaign.


You can't and he didn't. The article is doing fuzzy math to make things sound bad
 
2013-10-14 02:27:05 PM  

Skyrmion: Wait, how is that legal? I didn't think an individual could give 5 figures directly to a political campaign.


Virginia doesn't place limits on campaign contributions.
 
2013-10-14 02:28:19 PM  
this is what happens when we let Liberians marry each other
 
2013-10-14 02:30:59 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Skyrmion: Wait, how is that legal? I didn't think an individual could give 5 figures directly to a political campaign.

Virginia doesn't place limits on campaign contributions.


Holy shiatballs, you're right. I had no idea.

That's nuts.
 
2013-10-14 02:34:05 PM  
Citizens are citizens, no matter where they live or they were born. Corporations are people too, my friend. No matter where all their investors live.

Yay, Citizens United!
 
2013-10-14 02:36:14 PM  
Nuts.
 
2013-10-14 02:37:46 PM  
FTFA: This is a Virginia company whose CEO is also a McDonnell appointee
 
2013-10-14 02:40:07 PM  

FlashHarry: terry mcauliffe is an appalling, smug, smarmy, unctuous man who should not be anywhere near the levers of power. unfortunately, his opponent is 1,000,000 times worse.


THIS!
Anybody else in VA think of the Giant Douche vs. Turd Sandwich episode of South Park when you think of these guys?
 
2013-10-14 02:56:16 PM  
I visited my parents this weekend. They live down past Fredericksburg. There's farms, ranches, and forest. Not much else. I saw maybe about a thousand Cuccinelli signs along the way there. This is "Real Virginia." And they vote.
 
2013-10-14 03:01:31 PM  

casual disregard: I visited my parents this weekend. They live down past Fredericksburg. There's farms, ranches, and forest. Not much else. I saw maybe about a thousand Cuccinelli signs along the way there. This is "Real Virginia." And they vote.


How does a forest register to vote?

/white pine?
 
2013-10-14 03:11:05 PM  

astro716: casual disregard: I visited my parents this weekend. They live down past Fredericksburg. There's farms, ranches, and forest. Not much else. I saw maybe about a thousand Cuccinelli signs along the way there. This is "Real Virginia." And they vote.

How does a forest register to vote?

/white pine?


Quaking aspens.
 
2013-10-14 03:13:08 PM  

astro716: casual disregard: I visited my parents this weekend. They live down past Fredericksburg. There's farms, ranches, and forest. Not much else. I saw maybe about a thousand Cuccinelli signs along the way there. This is "Real Virginia." And they vote.

How does a forest register to vote?

/white pine?


Do not make light of the ability of rural areas to mobilize and vote. That is the sort of mistake Grand Moff Tarkin made prior to his death.
 
2013-10-14 03:15:04 PM  

jjorsett: Did McAuliffe have to send a good-faith payment in order to  free up the money?

Oh wait, wrong '-eria'. Never mind.


Funny-ish and not at all partisanly retarded.

Did you leave the internet cafe without logging off, bro?
 
2013-10-14 03:17:54 PM  

coeyagi: jjorsett: Did McAuliffe have to send a good-faith payment in order to  free up the money?

Oh wait, wrong '-eria'. Never mind.

Funny-ish and not at all partisanly retarded.

Did you leave the internet cafe without logging off, bro?


It is pretty funny to see a "conservative" acting upset about the influence of money in politics.
 
2013-10-14 03:20:14 PM  
Er, make that Liberian Lesbian. I'll have a double.
 
2013-10-14 03:25:39 PM  
And the biggest shareholder of NewsCorp not named "Murdoch" is a Saudi prince.

So?

/DNRTFA
 
2013-10-14 03:48:08 PM  

FlashHarry: terry mcauliffe is an appalling, smug, smarmy, unctuous man who should not be anywhere near the levers of power. unfortunately, his opponent is 1,000,000 times worse.


<hangs head and nods>
 
2013-10-14 04:07:31 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: coeyagi: jjorsett: Did McAuliffe have to send a good-faith payment in order to  free up the money?

Oh wait, wrong '-eria'. Never mind.

Funny-ish and not at all partisanly retarded.

Did you leave the internet cafe without logging off, bro?

It is pretty funny to see a "conservative" acting upset about the influence of money in politics.


Well duh, the money isn't going to the right person. So of course it's wrong.
 
2013-10-14 04:36:07 PM  
Since the age of ten I've always been a firm believer in the basic political philosophy expounded by Milo Bloom to Senator Bedfellow's question.
 
2013-10-14 04:38:47 PM  

DGS: Skyrmion: The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) contributed $120,000 to McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, placing it among the top 20 donors to his campaign - beating out even former president Bill Clinton, who gave $100,000 to his longtime fundraiser, the former Democratic National Committee chairman.

Wait, how is that legal? I didn't think an individual could give 5 figures directly to a political campaign.

Heh.


Ask Tom Delay, he can show you how to do it.
 
2013-10-14 04:47:46 PM  

theorellior: Since the age of ten I've always been a firm believer in the basic political philosophy expounded by Milo Bloom to Senator Bedfellow's question.


"Death to war monkeys?"
 
2013-10-14 06:12:46 PM  
I'd sooner trust a Liberian than a Libertarian.
 
2013-10-14 07:38:31 PM  
Magnates.  How do they work?
 
2013-10-14 07:53:43 PM  

TV's Vinnie: I'd sooner trust a Liberian than a Libertarian.


At least Liberians are more firmly grounded in reality.
 
2013-10-14 08:17:32 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Skyrmion: Wait, how is that legal? I didn't think an individual could give 5 figures directly to a political campaign.

Virginia doesn't place limits on campaign contributions.


Ding!

Hasn't since long before Citizens United.
 
2013-10-14 09:50:37 PM  

ghare: Citizens are citizens, no matter where they live or they were born. Corporations are people too, my friend. No matter where all their investors live.

Yay, Citizens United!


Well, apparently with the exception of Hawaii, citizens are citizens no matter where they were born. I guess we don't want none of those islanders here.
 
2013-10-15 12:19:53 AM  

coeyagi: jjorsett: Did McAuliffe have to send a good-faith payment in order to  free up the money?

Oh wait, wrong '-eria'. Never mind.

Funny-ish and not at all partisanly retarded.

Did you leave the internet cafe without logging off, bro?


I make plenty of nonpartisan posts, but apparently the lefties following later in the thread don't see this one that way. Evidently a comment fake-confusing Nigeria with Liberia is me being "upset" about money in politics. I guess my screen name is a trigger that makes them see things that aren't there.
 
2013-10-15 12:21:32 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: coeyagi: jjorsett: Did McAuliffe have to send a good-faith payment in order to  free up the money?

Oh wait, wrong '-eria'. Never mind.

Funny-ish and not at all partisanly retarded.

Did you leave the internet cafe without logging off, bro?

It is pretty funny to see a "conservative" acting upset about the influence of money in politics.


Good thing you put "conservative" in quotes, since I'm a libertarian.
 
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