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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 10:37:14 PM  

bwilson27: 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.


fark Drew.
 
2013-12-14 10:39:50 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Wow, and all this time I thought it was this guy.

[www.americanthinker.com image 700x944]


fc00.deviantart.net
 
2013-12-14 10:40:51 PM  

Craptastic: bwilson27: 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.

fark Drew.


Drew doesn't even exist. He's a holograph projected by the Koch bros.
 
2013-12-14 10:47:36 PM  

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


I LOL'ed
 
2013-12-14 11:11:46 PM  
Powerlineblog.com?

Da fuq is this shiat?

Alexa Traffic Rank (Global)

Www.thinkprogress.com 15910876
Www.powerlineblog.com 2940
Www.fark.com 3123
 
2013-12-14 11:20:12 PM  
My favorite part was when he says that most of the 90% of individual contributions were probably the money off dead conservatives being spent by liberals.
 
2013-12-14 11:51:21 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Wow, and all this time I thought it was this guy.

[www.americanthinker.com image 700x944]

[fc00.deviantart.net image 850x515]


When silence falls, does it make a sound?
 
2013-12-15 12:04:24 AM  

a particular individual: Have you ever noticed that there's no such thing as just a plain liberal? They're all far-left-wing extremist radical liberals.


There are lots and lots of "plain liberals" - Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Richard Nixon, just to name three off the top of my head - and if you weren't such a far left wing extremist radical, you would know that.
 
2013-12-15 12:15:18 AM  

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.


Yuuuup. It's not like ThinkProgress really hides that they're supported by corporations*.

/*not that it stops them from begging me for money like I have any
 
2013-12-15 12:26:40 AM  
I'd forgotten Powerline existed.. but now it has its own tag.  I'm guessing it'll show up more often now.
 
2013-12-15 12:32:13 AM  
fta Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become.

What, no love for the House of Drew?
 
2013-12-15 12:44:53 AM  
Seems like a Freeper Saturday type of submission. Thanks for entertaining me with your projectionist nonsense, subby. Much appreciated.
 
2013-12-15 12:54:13 AM  
super_grass: [wharrgarbl]

Right, and businesses never lobby to have regulations stripped away that would have otherwise saved lives, in the name of a slight uptick in profits.   It's almost like we should evaluate regulations on their actual merits, and not just who pays who to support or oppose them.  For your rant to have any meaning whatsoever, you'd have to come up with an example of:

1. a regulation that Think Progress explicitly supports
2. in an industry run by those who fund it
3. that serves no purpose in protecting consumers or the public
4. and acts as a barrier to entry or is extremely burdensome for anyone but the largest corporations to follow.


So far you have yet to come up with a single example that meets all four criteria.
 
2013-12-15 01:08:31 AM  
Surprised Walmart was on there. I thought they were staunch Republican supporters.
 
2013-12-15 01:58:06 AM  

Electrify: Surprised Walmart was on there. I thought they were staunch Republican supporters.


Probably both sides.  That way no matter who wins they have the access they want.
 
2013-12-15 03:32:42 AM  

CourtroomWolf: super_grass: [wharrgarbl]

Right, and businesses never lobby to have regulations stripped away that would have otherwise saved lives, in the name of a slight uptick in profits.   It's almost like we should evaluate regulations on their actual merits, and not just who pays who to support or oppose them.  For your rant to have any meaning whatsoever, you'd have to come up with an example of:

1. a regulation that Think Progress explicitly supports
2. in an industry run by those who fund it
3. that serves no purpose in protecting consumers or the public
4. and acts as a barrier to entry or is extremely burdensome for anyone but the largest corporations to follow.

So far you have yet to come up with a single example that meets all four criteria.


Judging by your willingness to dismiss any voice you disagree with as noise (with a dash of strawman to boot), I doubt you'd be receptive of any argument or evidence presented even if it's within your extremely specific bounds.
 
2013-12-15 05:12:00 AM  
Do you know who else funded things?
 
2013-12-15 05:27:17 AM  
Powerline - July 28, 2005 - "It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile"

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2005/07/011024.php
 
2013-12-15 05:36:32 AM  

jaytkay: Powerline - July 28, 2005 - "It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile"

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2005/07/011024.php


Ah yes, I've heard that quote before.
 
2013-12-15 06:44:23 AM  

jaytkay: Powerline - July 28, 2005 - "It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile"

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2005/07/011024.php


img.fark.net
 
2013-12-15 06:55:48 AM  

super_grass: CourtroomWolf: super_grass: [wharrgarbl]

Right, and businesses never lobby to have regulations stripped away that would have otherwise saved lives, in the name of a slight uptick in profits.   It's almost like we should evaluate regulations on their actual merits, and not just who pays who to support or oppose them.  For your rant to have any meaning whatsoever, you'd have to come up with an example of:

1. a regulation that Think Progress explicitly supports
2. in an industry run by those who fund it
3. that serves no purpose in protecting consumers or the public
4. and acts as a barrier to entry or is extremely burdensome for anyone but the largest corporations to follow.

So far you have yet to come up with a single example that meets all four criteria.

Judging by your willingness to dismiss any voice you disagree with as noise (with a dash of strawman to boot), I doubt you'd be receptive of any argument or evidence presented even if it's within your extremely specific bounds.


That is some weak sauce.
 
2013-12-15 06:59:49 AM  
I wonder how much more Walmart could pay its employees if it didn't fund ThinkProgress?  Were there any unionized companies on that list?  I didn't see Costco.
 
2013-12-15 07:08:38 AM  

tbeatty: I wonder how much more Walmart could pay its employees if it didn't fund ThinkProgress?  Were there any unionized companies on that list?  I didn't see Costco.


Concern duly noted.
 
2013-12-15 08:07:58 AM  

super_grass: Judging by your willingness to dismiss any voice you disagree with...


This is the standard con playbook: Lie until somebody demands proof, then attempt to play the victim (no matter how asinine that looks) and slink away.

And they wonder why their politicians are getting owned when they step on a national stage...
 
2013-12-15 08:38:06 AM  
Planterz:
And they wonder why their politicians are getting owned when they step on a national stage...

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-15 08:58:51 AM  
Mentioned before, but :I doubt that there is any conservative organization that can boast a remotely comparable list of corporate supporters.

We're supposed to listen to their one sided research?
 
2013-12-15 09:42:17 AM  

tbeatty: I wonder how much more Walmart could pay its employees if it didn't fund ThinkProgress?  Were there any unionized companies on that list?  I didn't see Costco.


Yeah, I'm sure their donations to TP which amount to probably 1% of TP's total funding are really preventing them from paying their employees a living wage

*rolls eyes*
 
2013-12-15 11:22:58 AM  

sendtodave: Powerlineblog.com?

Da fuq is this shiat?

Alexa Traffic Rank (Global)

Www.thinkprogress.com 15910876
Www.powerlineblog.com 2940
Www.fark.com 3123


Thinkprogress.org - 3,671

/FTFY
 
2013-12-15 01:14:45 PM  

jaylectricity: I like how the author is trying to spin Think Progress as a wackadoodle website which leads me to believe that the author is a corporation-loving conservative. And now he's proving that it's corporations fueling all this wackadoodle stuff.


I award you 20 internet points for the use of "Wackadoodle"
 
2013-12-15 01:27:58 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Wow, and all this time I thought it was this guy.

[www.americanthinker.com image 700x944]


Soros is the dark lord of the progs? I thought that was Keith Emerson.
 
2013-12-15 01:48:16 PM  

Amish Tech Support: jaylectricity: I like how the author is trying to spin Think Progress as a wackadoodle website which leads me to believe that the author is a corporation-loving conservative. And now he's proving that it's corporations fueling all this wackadoodle stuff.

I award you 20 internet points for the use of "Wackadoodle"


I wish to spend these internet points, but I'm happy enough just to own them.
 
2013-12-15 02:19:27 PM  

Gyrfalcon: When silence falls, does it make a sound?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcTuiqFY_78
 
2013-12-15 02:24:49 PM  

Walter Paisley: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Wow, and all this time I thought it was this guy.

[www.americanthinker.com image 700x944]

Soros is the dark lord of the progs? I thought that was Keith Emerson.


Don't make me stab your organ, man.
 
2013-12-15 02:47:06 PM  
Anti-corporation? No.
Anti-bad asshole corporation? Hell yes.
Corporations can be run without assholiness. Just takes a bit more work.

/be less stupid next time, submitter.
 
2013-12-15 02:52:01 PM  

thehack: I got as far as internet cesspool. Did I mess anything?


Oh, you messed up quite nicely.
 
2013-12-15 03:30:15 PM  
Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise.

OH THE HUMANITY

It is a low-rent site that traffics in the most absurd smears and conspiracy theories.

Conspiracy theories like:
large corporations are not, in general, supporters of free enterprise. Many of them love to partner with government to suppress innovation and competition.

also

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

LULZ  which one of you Farkers wrote this?
 
2013-12-15 06:54:36 PM  
I see one of the donors to ThinkProgress is the semi-official Taiwanese "embassy." Communists to the bone, obviously.
 
2013-12-15 07:56:19 PM  
I don't know if anyone has noticed it or not but I just did recently and what I noticed was that conservative blogs and people on facebook posts seem to be using the exact same arguments against liberals that we liberals used against conservatives as much as 1, 2 or even 3 years ago. Can they do nothing original?
 
2013-12-15 08:09:48 PM  
The Koch Brothers: Because nothing says "free enterprise" like farking you up the ass and then selling you toilet paper.
 
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