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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 01:43:03 PM  
So an organization that is against corporate takeover of the government is funded by companies and still sticks to its principles? I'm trying to find the problem with this.
 
2013-12-14 01:47:37 PM  
This is the right's favorite kind of fight - the one where they invent an absurd and simplistic narrative (liberals hate all business) and then argue against that lie.
 
2013-12-14 03:39:28 PM  
Holy crap, Microsoft, Apple AND Google are in on the conspiracy? My computer is a dirty commie?
 
2013-12-14 04:11:58 PM  

enry: So an organization that is against corporate takeover of the government is funded by companies and still sticks to its principles? I'm trying to find the problem with this.



Its a problem because reasons. And socialism. And Hitler.
 
2013-12-14 04:33:31 PM  
Have you ever noticed that there's no such thing as just a plain liberal? They're all far-left-wing extremist radical liberals.
 
2013-12-14 05:11:07 PM  
Powerline?

I'm not touching that....
 
2013-12-14 05:29:04 PM  
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.
 
2013-12-14 06:11:31 PM  
WHO FUNDS THE FAR LEFT? YOU'LL BE SURPRISED

I bet I won't

*reads article*

Wow, no big surprise at all.  It's almost as if companies are playing both sides to control the message.
 
2013-12-14 06:26:55 PM  
Who funds the far left?  Companies that stand to make a lot of money off of fascism
 
2013-12-14 06:27:30 PM  
i102.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-14 06:29:32 PM  

xanadian: Powerline?

I'm not touching that....


i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-14 06:30:23 PM  
" 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
 
2013-12-14 06:32:00 PM  
I'm guessing that that TP inevitably supports regulations that inevitably shields players who are already established from newcomers judging from the donor list.
 
2013-12-14 06:33:36 PM  
I'm pretty sure that progressive organizations are less anti-corporation and more anti-"corporations should be allowed to do what they want including crush your small business, take away your health care as it lacks sufficient profitability, and foreclose on your house due to a technicality we added after you signed the contract".

Planning to eliminate food stamps, on the other hand, is patently anti-poor.
 
2013-12-14 06:34:49 PM  
This is just a classic case of Bootleggers and Baptists... Corporations using pro-regulation politicians to choke out smaller/upstart competition.
 
2013-12-14 06:35:12 PM  
I got as far as internet cesspool. Did I mess anything?
 
2013-12-14 06:35:31 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


Koch's business model is to deregulate and expand. Think Progress's model is to enact barriers and defend your turf.
 
2013-12-14 06:39:38 PM  
WHAT?! Corporations play both sides?!


Let the butthurt flow through you.
 
2013-12-14 06:39:43 PM  
What's hilarious is one time this guy was talking to me about how gays deserve rights and I later found out he wasn't even gay.  Hell, another time someone called me on behalf of some racial equality campaign...there was something weird about his voice. He wasn't saying "where's my MF'ing ice tea!" So I asked him what race he was and yep, he said white. LOL! The left are such hypocrites. Now let's all go back to that...building thingy...where our beds and TV!, is.
 
2013-12-14 06:40:14 PM  
3-ps.googleusercontent.com
Inadvertently appropriate, I think.
 
2013-12-14 06:40:57 PM  
Maybe corporations are just a legal convenience we use and are not inherently evil?
 
2013-12-14 06:41:23 PM  

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


Nah. Mostly about biatches eating crackers.
 
2013-12-14 06:41:55 PM  
Powerline? Really really? You're fuggin' killing me over here, modminsadistmitter!

*sigh*

*click*

 Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise.

A guy who thinks there's a "far left" in American politics also thinks "believing in regulation of industry and making sure they pay their taxes" = "bitterly hostile anti capitalist" is apparently surprised to find that both parties have corporate backers?

Yeah, that kinda follows, sadly. Any other gems from the suckblog?

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

A Koch Brothers apologist/cheerleader?

Well, that was two minutes of my life I aint getting back.

*shakes fist vigorously*
 
2013-12-14 06:44:19 PM  
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 ...

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-14 06:44:44 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Who funds the far left?  Companies that stand to make a lot of money off of fascism


Well that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
 
2013-12-14 06:46:02 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Smeggy Smurf: Who funds the far left?  Companies that stand to make a lot of money off of fascism

Well that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.


Nothing says 'far left' like reactionary militant nationalism
 
2013-12-14 06:46:27 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Who funds the far left?  Companies that stand to make a lot of money off of fascism


Not fascism. Just government favoritism towards established, private, moneyed interests under the guise of protecting the public.
 
2013-12-14 06:48:49 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 ...

StoppedReadingThere.jpg


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-14 06:49:19 PM  
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.
 
2013-12-14 06:53:05 PM  
For every Think Progress article you don't click on, I'm gonna click on it with my laptop, smartphone, tablet and work computer.
 
2013-12-14 06:54:22 PM  
Someone actually believes this.
 
2013-12-14 06:54:52 PM  
Dear blogger,

Your site sucks.  Your argument sucks.  Your reasoning sucks.  Your reason for living sucks.
 
2013-12-14 06:55:24 PM  
Oooh! Someone's ex works at Think Progress ;)
 
2013-12-14 06:56:43 PM  

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


They rely on people using technology to make their money. That means they need at least curious, if not intelligent, customers to be in the enthusiast class of customers to test out the top teir and pay the premium price to fund research and development. This let's them make pure profit on the mainstream products and even pass on a lower cost to make the items ubiquitous.

Most of the conservative movement currently is trying to reduce educational levels of the populace because they use fear and anger as motivators to get votes. Fear and anger require a certain level of ignorance for them to work.
 
2013-12-14 06:58:28 PM  
Blog run by dudes from right-wing think tank: BEWARE LIBERAL THINK TANKS!
 
2013-12-14 06:58:36 PM  

Delta1212: Someone actually believes this.


More than just some one.

Wonder how most of these people did in school...
 
2013-12-14 07:00:10 PM  
Incidentally, Coca Cola has also been a contributor to ALEC (and I suspect a number of other companies on the list are too).  So this is just a case of large companies hedging their bets.
 
2013-12-14 07:00:41 PM  
You know I always assume when people project obviously false narratives of the political opposition they are doing it for deliberate, rhetorical reasons. I guess now I know there are some morons that actually believe their own nonsense, and think it is a slam dunk attack on the opposition pointing out the glaring flaws in their own idiocy.
 
2013-12-14 07:02:30 PM  

super_grass: Smeggy Smurf: Who funds the far left?  Companies that stand to make a lot of money off of fascism

Not fascism. Just government favoritism towards established, private, moneyed interests under the guise of protecting the public.


That sounds more like a right-wing corporatism, no? Private interests?
 
2013-12-14 07:06:41 PM  

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.
 
2013-12-14 07:06:41 PM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2013-12-14 07:09:18 PM  

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

They rely on people using technology to make their money. That means they need at least curious, if not intelligent, customers to be in the enthusiast class of customers to test out the top teir and pay the premium price to fund research and development. This let's them make pure profit on the mainstream products and even pass on a lower cost to make the items ubiquitous.

Most of the conservative movement currently is trying to reduce educational levels of the populace because they use fear and anger as motivators to get votes. Fear and anger require a certain level of ignorance for them to work.


Also, an ignorant populace is easier to swindle. Look how many poorer people are cheering for the Republicans to kill the minimum wage; the uneducated are more likely to vote against their best interests, and there are a lot of corporations that would like nothing more than a permanent underclass they can exploit.
 
2013-12-14 07:09:39 PM  
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.
 
2013-12-14 07:11:07 PM  
Can I be only moderately hostile to business interests as liberal? Like, they can use child slaves but I would insist that each kid's workstation is OSHA compliant?
 
2013-12-14 07:11:43 PM  
 " Koch Industries stands alone, as far as I know, as a relatively large company that actually supports free enterprise as a matter of principle."
imageshack.us
 
2013-12-14 07:18:02 PM  

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?
 
2013-12-14 07:21:02 PM  
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.
 
2013-12-14 07:21:36 PM  
Yes, throw pants-shiatting outrage and hate into your opening sentences, I'm sure that will work.

projector.jpg
 
2013-12-14 07:24:00 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?


No, he couldn't find anything  right  with what you said and I can't either.
 
2013-12-14 07:25:26 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.


Yes, but unfortunately not in the way you mean.
 
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 ...

[img.fark.net image 200x217]


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.
 
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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