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(Power Line Blog)   Those anti-corporation guys at Think Progress? Guess who funds them   (powerlineblog.com) divider line 139
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2013-12-14 07:26:37 PM

cameroncrazy1984: No, he couldn't find anything right with what you said and I can't either.


Well, to be fair, the first half appears correct. The second half is wharrgarbl.
 
2013-12-14 07:28:56 PM
If only the people running the corporations were held to the same degree of responsibility  as individuals who break the law.
 
2013-12-14 07:29:59 PM

super_grass: riverwalk barfly: super_grass: Koch's business model is to deregulate and expand. Think Progress's model is to enact barriers and defend your turf.

Again.  Nice.  Please continue with your stroking.  It feels right tonight.

I take it that you couldn't find anything wrong with what I said?


Let me put it this way.  I didn't make any assertions in my posts.  Please review.  You did.  You made a vague unverifiable statement about both Koch Brothers and Think progress.  They may both be correct, but I would never know because your opinion is just that, your opinion.  I learned the hard way a long time ago when you make these statements be prepared to back them up with fact.  I suspect you cannot or will find some other unverifiable opinion as your citation.
 
2013-12-14 07:30:20 PM

cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: riverwalk barfly: super_grass: Koch's business model is to deregulate and expand. Think Progress's model is to enact barriers and defend your turf.

Again.  Nice.  Please continue with your stroking.  It feels right tonight.

I take it that you couldn't find anything wrong with what I said?

No, he couldn't find anything  right  with what you said and I can't either.


Yeah. Big businesses never try to use self-serving regulations to keep competitors out.
 
2013-12-14 07:31:34 PM

a particular individual: ou ever noticed that there's no such thing as just a plain liberal? They're all far-left-wing e


There is a "typical liberal". I read this phrase all the time on the internet. Somebody could be doing something nobody would ever do ... like standing on top of a car dressed as a goat with Christmas lights all over his/her head .. and I'll still see the comment "Typical liberal" under the picture. And they're not saying it to be funny.
 
2013-12-14 07:41:17 PM

super_grass: cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: riverwalk barfly: super_grass: Koch's business model is to deregulate and expand. Think Progress's model is to enact barriers and defend your turf.

Again.  Nice.  Please continue with your stroking.  It feels right tonight.

I take it that you couldn't find anything wrong with what I said?

No, he couldn't find anything  right  with what you said and I can't either.

Yeah. Big businesses never try to use self-serving regulations to keep competitors out.


And the Koch brothers 'business model" is not self-serving?   For Fark's sake when you can succinctly state your political and economic philosophy and apply it to everyday life in a way that makes me feel good about the USA (Yes in a way I feel that this benefits all of  the USA) I will give some thought to your opinion.  In the meantime your opinion is, well, meaningless.
 
2013-12-14 07:46:29 PM

super_grass: cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: riverwalk barfly: super_grass: Koch's business model is to deregulate and expand. Think Progress's model is to enact barriers and defend your turf.

Again.  Nice.  Please continue with your stroking.  It feels right tonight.

I take it that you couldn't find anything wrong with what I said?

No, he couldn't find anything  right  with what you said and I can't either.

Yeah. Big businesses never try to use self-serving regulations to keep competitors out.


Name one.
 
2013-12-14 07:52:14 PM
Both Coke and Pepsi? What the fark am I gonna mix with my Bacardi now?
 
2013-12-14 07:54:01 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Both Coke and Pepsi? What the fark am I gonna mix with my Bacardi now?


Step 1. Open bottle
Step 2. Pour down the sink
Step 3. Get real rum.
 
2013-12-14 07:58:31 PM
1. Corporate funding is free speech as guaranteed by Jesus in the Holy Constitution

2. (Has no bearing on point 1) SOROS! SUBVERTIN' DEMOCRACY!!!11
 
2013-12-14 07:58:57 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Noam Chimpsky: Both Coke and Pepsi? What the fark am I gonna mix with my Bacardi now?

Step 1. Open bottle
Step 2. Pour down the sink
Step 3. Get real rum.


Ron Jeremy Rum?
 
2013-12-14 07:58:59 PM
Yeah! Another right wing douche spewing lies based off of a lie. AKA Republican
 
2013-12-14 07:59:35 PM

cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: riverwalk barfly: super_grass: Koch's business model is to deregulate and expand. Think Progress's model is to enact barriers and defend your turf.

Again.  Nice.  Please continue with your stroking.  It feels right tonight.

I take it that you couldn't find anything wrong with what I said?

No, he couldn't find anything  right  with what you said and I can't either.

Yeah. Big businesses never try to use self-serving regulations to keep competitors out.

Name one.


See for yourself:  http://bit.ly/1j7yZ9S

riverwalk barfly: And the Koch brothers 'business model" is not self-serving?


Where did I say that?
 
2013-12-14 08:01:28 PM

Elmo Jones:


Succinct, and what i came here to say.


like the great CNReilly says

YOUR BLOG SUCKS
 
2013-12-14 08:02:01 PM

super_grass: See for yourself:  http://bit.ly/1j7yZ9S


I guess you can't find any. Whoops.
 
2013-12-14 08:04:12 PM
Think Progress wants to outlaw corporations?
 
2013-12-14 08:05:11 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Noam Chimpsky: Both Coke and Pepsi? What the fark am I gonna mix with my Bacardi now?

Step 1. Open bottle
Step 2. Pour down the sink
Step 3. Get real rum.


I can't afford fancy rums like you Democrat-types.
 
2013-12-14 08:05:14 PM

cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: See for yourself:  http://bit.ly/1j7yZ9S

I guess you can't find any. Whoops.


It's pretty common knowledge that some big businesses support laws whose main goal is to keep competition down.

You demanding to be spoon-fed every single piece of information doesn't change any of that and I think I see a pattern in it.
 
2013-12-14 08:07:24 PM
Dear Blogster,

There's nothing to stop a couple of far-left guys from starting a corporation and coming over to your house and kicking your ass. So there.
 
2013-12-14 08:08:44 PM

super_grass: riverwalk barfly: " Koch Industries stands alone, as far as I know, as a relatively large company that actually supports free enterprise as a matter of principle."


Nice

Koch's business model is to deregulate and expand. Think Progress's model is to enact barriers and defend your turf.


No, the Koch's business model is to be the only one left standing (after they force smaller businesses to close or sell out to them).  They are the exact opposite of 'free enterprise'.
 
2013-12-14 08:10:02 PM

super_grass: It's pretty common knowledge that some big businesses support laws whose main goal is to keep competition down.


If it was pretty common knowledge you could at least cite some businesses and the laws they support. Keep in mind, we're talking about MORE regulation here, not less.
 
2013-12-14 08:17:18 PM

cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: It's pretty common knowledge that some big businesses support laws whose main goal is to keep competition down.

If it was pretty common knowledge you could at least cite some businesses and the laws they support. Keep in mind, we're talking about MORE regulation here, not less.


Here's one we probably saw on fark: car makers cook up law to hamper sales of electric vehicles.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveblank/2013/06/24/strangling-innovat io n-tesla-vs-rent-seekers/
 
2013-12-14 08:20:44 PM
That is like saying the FDA is anti-food.
 
2013-12-14 08:27:08 PM

gozar_the_destroyer: Delta1212: Someone actually believes this.

More than just some one.

Wonder how most of these people did in school...


You can get straight A's by blowing all your teachers...
 
2013-12-14 08:33:52 PM

Needlessly Complicated: TFA: I doubt that there is any conservative organization that can boast a remotely comparable list of corporate supporters.

Is... is this a joke?


/This is as far as I got.


Yeah I couldn't get past that line either. He's right though of course, NOBODY buys ad time on Fox News. NOBODY AND I REFUSE TO ADMIT ANY DIFFERENT.
 
2013-12-14 08:37:20 PM
loveforlife.com.au
 
2013-12-14 08:41:17 PM

clambam: That was pretty much just a list of unsubstantiated accusations and non sequiturs: For instance, he states "CAP says that individuals and foundations account for more than 90% of its funding, and corporations only around 6%."  He then gives a list of the corporations which, presumably, provide 6% of Think Progress's funding. If he's claiming those corporations provide much more of the funding than 6%, he never explicitly says so. What was his point again? The sucky blog post essentially consists of a long list of "citation needed" cartoons.


The corporations he listed don't even provide 6% of funding. But to make it look like they spend more, he cherry picked and only included 26 of the 58 the donors on the original list.
 
2013-12-14 08:44:09 PM

super_grass: riverwalk barfly: " Koch Industries stands alone, as far as I know, as a relatively large company that actually supports free enterprise as a matter of principle."


Nice

Koch's business model is to deregulate and expand. Think Progress's model is to enact barriers and defend your turf.


Nah, the Koches aren't against regulations. They love the ones affecting their competitors and the little guy, like all free market hypocrites.
 
2013-12-14 08:44:11 PM

make me some tea: Holy crap, Microsoft, Apple AND Google are in on the conspiracy? My computer is a dirty commie?


Lesse: Microsoft, whose founder has already given away half his fortune and has repeatedly called for his own taxes to increase; Apple, the biggest funder of Bono's Project Red; and Google, whose motto is "Don't be evil".

...yep, those Big Businesses are EEEEEEEBIL!

/'Cuz they don't think like real 'Murkin bidnesses should!
 
2013-12-14 08:48:13 PM
Not clicking the crappy blog, but this sounds like a clumsy attempt to divert attention from Thursday's interesting story about the real source of Third Way's funding:

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/12/third_way_senior_vice_president_admi ts _majority_of_think_tanks_funding_comes_from_wall_street/
 
2013-12-14 08:54:14 PM

super_grass: cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: It's pretty common knowledge that some big businesses support laws whose main goal is to keep competition down.

If it was pretty common knowledge you could at least cite some businesses and the laws they support. Keep in mind, we're talking about MORE regulation here, not less.

Here's one we probably saw on fark: car makers cook up law to hamper sales of electric vehicles.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveblank/2013/06/24/strangling-innovat io n-tesla-vs-rent-seekers/


There was literally no evidence of that in that article.
 
2013-12-14 08:55:57 PM
A bit rich coming from a belong run by a very large law firm that uses attorney client privilege to keep from revealing who THEY are advocating on behalf of
 
2013-12-14 09:05:10 PM
In his defense, Think Progress is kind of a shiatty website.
 
2013-12-14 09:10:58 PM
Ftfa: I doubt that there is any conservative organization that can boast a remotely comparable list of corporate supporters.

ALEC. YBS. Now go EABOD & DIAF.
 
2013-12-14 09:21:39 PM
Checkmate, libulardos.
 
2013-12-14 09:28:40 PM

cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: It's pretty common knowledge that some big businesses support laws whose main goal is to keep competition down.

If it was pretty common knowledge you could at least cite some businesses and the laws they support. Keep in mind, we're talking about MORE regulation here, not less.

Here's one we probably saw on fark: car makers cook up law to hamper sales of electric vehicles.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveblank/2013/06/24/strangling-innovat io n-tesla-vs-rent-seekers/

There was literally no evidence of that in that article.


Question, muddle, deny.

*rolleyes*
 
2013-12-14 09:37:43 PM

Frank N Stein: In his defense, Think Progress is kind of a shiatty website.


In its defense, it's miles ahead of every conservative website. And new organization, for that matter.
 
2013-12-14 09:38:53 PM
Wow, and all this time I thought it was this guy.

www.americanthinker.com
 
2013-12-14 09:45:25 PM

Skarekrough: I still enjoy the notion of a "Liberal Attack Machine" looking like a Roomba with a cat on top of it.

In real life they are rarely organized enough to get the cat on the Roomba or make it stay for any length of time.


I am not a member of any organized party - I am a Democrat.

/Will Rogers
 
2013-12-14 09:46:10 PM

L Buff: The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration. Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress. Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become. Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise ...

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Same. They can't even pretend to be objective. This is the first I've heard of this blog but it's the last time I'm clicking one of their links.
 
2013-12-14 09:49:33 PM

bizzwire: Skarekrough: I still enjoy the notion of a "Liberal Attack Machine" looking like a Roomba with a cat on top of it.

In real life they are rarely organized enough to get the cat on the Roomba or make it stay for any length of time.

I am not a member of any organized party - I am a Democrat.

/Will Rogers


And Democrats are STILL more organized than liberals.
 
2013-12-14 09:55:27 PM
That's a heck of a lot of projection going on there. Did whomever wrote that disappear into their own asshole?
 
2013-12-14 10:02:59 PM
What, you actually think that the left actually BELIEVES in the things they claim to believe in? You're kidding right? Everything the 'progressives' proclaim to be against is just fine with them so long as it obeys the 'rules'. Big money, big corporations, and all that controlling the masses? Well as long as you're controlling them at the behest of the liberals, that's perfectly acceptable.

If liberals really believed the things they claim to, they would be omnipresent outside the Chinese embassy and most of the middle eastern ones as well. You know, like they used to be back during the old days for South Africa.
 
2013-12-14 10:05:12 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-14 10:05:44 PM

randomjsa: What, you actually think that the left actually BELIEVES in the things they claim to believe in? You're kidding right? Everything the 'progressives' proclaim to be against is just fine with them so long as it obeys the 'rules'. Big money, big corporations, and all that controlling the masses? Well as long as you're controlling them at the behest of the liberals, that's perfectly acceptable.

If liberals really believed the things they claim to, they would be omnipresent outside the Chinese embassy and most of the middle eastern ones as well. You know, like they used to be back during the old days for South Africa.


bangordailynews.com


Yeah, none of them actually BELIEVE in what they're saying.
 
2013-12-14 10:12:10 PM
A list of donors without mentioning how much. They could still be 90% individuals and yada, 10% corporate.
 
2013-12-14 10:12:54 PM
"No, that's not true! It's impossible!!!!"
 
2013-12-14 10:27:01 PM

Mrbogey: "No, that's not true! It's impossible!!!!"


You're right, it IS impossible. Oooh, 6%! It's such a huge influence, I'm sure.
 
2013-12-14 10:34:21 PM
Dear Right-Wingers:

Nobody likes you. We all think that you're dicks.

signed,

Everyone
 
2013-12-14 10:35:02 PM

Craptastic: Dear Right-Wingers:

Nobody likes you. We all think that you're dicks.

signed,

Everyone



Except Drew. He'll pay you to be obtuse twits here on his site.
 
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