Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Legal Insurrection)   Memo to Rachel Maddow: When Mother Jones says you're pulling stuff out of your ass regarding the Koch Brothers, it's time to admit defeat and move on   (legalinsurrection.com ) divider line
    More: Amusing, Rachel Maddow, Mother Jones, Koch Brothers, guilt by associations, thinkprogress, memoranda  
•       •       •

3690 clicks; posted to Politics » on 10 Jan 2014 at 6:20 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



256 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2014-01-09 11:01:18 PM  
I'm not sure I should beleive a website called Legal Insurrection. It was a really crappy STNG movie. If Mother Jones has a link, use that one subby.

Plus Rachael has a history of retracting when she is wrong. And she does so willingly. She's not
 
2014-01-09 11:04:34 PM  
That concern trolling is sounding a bit desperate.
 
2014-01-09 11:14:36 PM  
Yet another fact-less article claiming to be factual. What a surprise.
 
2014-01-09 11:27:01 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Yet another fact-less article claiming to be factual. What a surprise.


Quick Google search for Maddow brought this up first: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/01/08/msnbcs-r achel-maddow-hunkers-down-on-koch-bros-claim/?tid=pm_pop

And one from HuffPo corroborating the series of events and Maddows thoughts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/05/rachel-maddow-koch-brothers_n _4545202.html
 
2014-01-10 12:15:46 AM  
Among the "Blogs I read" (Right hand side, down a tad): "Conservatives4Palin".

Riiiiight.
 
2014-01-10 12:30:41 AM  
Mother Jones didn't say anything.

a guy who sometimes writes for Mother Jones said "I haven't seen evidence that they have directly funded the Foundation for Government Accountability or proactively pushed for the drug-testing law,"
 
2014-01-10 12:34:39 AM  

log_jammin: Mother Jones didn't say anything.

a guy who sometimes writes for Mother Jones said "I haven't seen evidence that they have directly funded the Foundation for Government Accountability or proactively pushed for the drug-testing law,"


Came to point this out. It's hardly a MoJo-approved stance. And I'm sure if her story weren't true Koch's lawyers would be all over it.
 
2014-01-10 12:43:08 AM  
Everything that conservatives accuse George Soros of being?  That's what the Kochs really are.  Soros is just a capitalist who made his fortune using his hedge fund to crash currencies and profit on the loss.  Or as the Republicans would say, a job creator.  His only crime is having the audacity to donate some of that money to the Democrats.  The Kochs really do have a network of think tanks, institutes and PACs whose purpose is to aggressively promote Randian philosophies at the expense of workers and the middle class.  Even if Maddow turns out to be wrong (and given the source, I'll withhold my verdict on that), it doesn't change what the Kochs are doing.
 
2014-01-10 12:47:05 AM  
She really should have gone for the jugular and mentioned ALEC, who funds such silly laws like drug testing for welfare recipients.  And they're funded by the Koch Bros.
 
2014-01-10 02:31:47 AM  
Never seen this website.
 
2014-01-10 03:46:14 AM  
Gov. Scott on attending Koch retreat, Romneycare and approval ratings
Alex LearyAlex Leary, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:39am

Gov. Rick Scott told the Buzz this morning that he attended the Koch brothers retreat near Vail, Colo., saying he was asked to speak about his initiatives and covered education, taxes, Medicaid reform, drug testing welfare recipients, public employee pension changes and jobs.

Source

For what it's worth, I don't think you can say "They [Koch Brothers] are the ones that came up with the idea that it's a great use of state funds" based solely on this connection.

But I do believe you can say this 'Legal Insurrection' blog sucks.
 
2014-01-10 04:46:18 AM  
Your blog sucks.

Also, have you ever noticed how right wing talking heads say "DON'T TRUST MOTHER JONES!", except when it directly benefits them?
 
2014-01-10 05:29:25 AM  

rackrent: She really should have gone for the jugular and mentioned ALEC, who funds such silly laws like drug testing for welfare recipients.  And they're funded by the Koch Bros.


She did in her piece about the Koch's using lawyers to try and intimidate her. They even wrote a script they wanted her to read on air. She refused.

On another note it weirds me out that there are white knights for the Koch brothers. How exactly are they conservative heros?
 
2014-01-10 06:03:16 AM  
It is WAY to early to rush headlong into the 'Politcs' thread without first having a hearty breakfast...
i.imgur.com Yes. I would like a sausage cheese biscuit with gravy and a two side orders of diabeetus and freedom, please.

Check out the license plate, for the win
 
2014-01-10 06:24:00 AM  
Legal Insurrection?

Pull the other one.
 
2014-01-10 06:25:43 AM  

Dahnkster: It is WAY to early to rush headlong into the 'Politcs' thread without first having a hearty breakfast...
[i.imgur.com image 850x637] Yes. I would like a sausage cheese biscuit with gravy and a two side orders of diabeetus and freedom, please.

Check out the license plate, for the win


Can't make out the license plate. What's it say?
 
2014-01-10 06:31:32 AM  

Lackofname: Dahnkster: It is WAY to early to rush headlong into the 'Politcs' thread without first having a hearty breakfast...
[i.imgur.com image 850x637] Yes. I would like a sausage cheese biscuit with gravy and a two side orders of diabeetus and freedom, please.

Check out the license plate, for the win

Can't make out the license plate. What's it say?


Classy Lady.
 
2014-01-10 06:32:36 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Yet another fact-less article claiming to be factual. What a surprise.


But if they suck Koch hard enough, maybe, just maybe, the Koch's will grace them with a table scrap or two. Remember: Corporations are people, and they're no less deserving of white knighting than fair maidens.
 
2014-01-10 06:36:59 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: I'm not sure I should beleive a website called Legal Insurrection. It was a really crappy STNG movie. If Mother Jones has a link, use that one subby.

Plus Rachael has a history of retracting when she is wrong. And she does so willingly. She's not


Oh come on.  It was at least a very good two-part episode...
 
2014-01-10 06:43:05 AM  

Ed Grubermann: Lackofname: Dahnkster: It is WAY to early to rush headlong into the 'Politcs' thread without first having a hearty breakfast...
[i.imgur.com image 850x637] Yes. I would like a sausage cheese biscuit with gravy and a two side orders of diabeetus and freedom, please.

Check out the license plate, for the win

Can't make out the license plate. What's it say?

Classy Lady.


Thanks.
 
2014-01-10 06:47:45 AM  

sammyk: rackrent: She really should have gone for the jugular and mentioned ALEC, who funds such silly laws like drug testing for welfare recipients.  And they're funded by the Koch Bros.

She did in her piece about the Koch's using lawyers to try and intimidate her. They even wrote a script they wanted her to read on air. She refused.

On another note it weirds me out that there are white knights for the Koch brothers. How exactly are they conservative heros?


Because they stick it to the libs.
 
2014-01-10 06:51:21 AM  
Blogs he reads.

Not only does his blog suck, the blogs he reads suck as well.
 
2014-01-10 06:51:57 AM  

sammyk: On another note it weirds me out that there are white knights for the Koch brothers. How exactly are they conservative heros?


They piss off the Libs.
 
2014-01-10 06:52:01 AM  

somemoron: Darth_Lukecash: I'm not sure I should beleive a website called Legal Insurrection. It was a really crappy STNG movie. If Mother Jones has a link, use that one subby.

Plus Rachael has a history of retracting when she is wrong. And she does so willingly. She's not

Oh come on.  It was at least a very good two-part episode...


That was where I learned you could fly a capital starship with an FCS Thrustmaster Pro.
 
2014-01-10 06:55:37 AM  
Even if Rachel Maddow does happen to be prevaricating -- or even outright lying -- her credibility quotient remains exponentially higher than any five minutes right-wing punditry chosen at random.

The nature of the linked article supports this observation.
 
2014-01-10 06:57:13 AM  

fusillade762: log_jammin: Mother Jones didn't say anything.

a guy who sometimes writes for Mother Jones said "I haven't seen evidence that they have directly funded the Foundation for Government Accountability or proactively pushed for the drug-testing law,"

Came to point this out. It's hardly a MoJo-approved stance. And I'm sure if her story weren't true Koch's lawyers would be all over it.


You mean the lawyers who sent her the letter to read on air, which she declined in the segment shown?
 
2014-01-10 07:02:27 AM  
Koch Derangement Syndrome


www.cyber-cinema.com
 
2014-01-10 07:08:13 AM  

Lackofname: Dahnkster: It is WAY to early to rush headlong into the 'Politcs' thread without first having a hearty breakfast...
[i.imgur.com image 850x637] Yes. I would like a sausage cheese biscuit with gravy and a two side orders of diabeetus and freedom, please.

Check out the license plate, for the win

Can't make out the license plate. What's it say?


It says, "I lifted this from Reddit...complete with the caption and all."
 
2014-01-10 07:11:37 AM  
Maddow blew the lid off the Koch Bros. connection.

Money equals power.

Power equals camel.

Camel equals 5 celery sticks.

FIVE! Quid Pro Quo!
 
2014-01-10 07:14:47 AM  
Step 1) Send assloads of cash for years to organization that does nothing but push policies designed to antagonize the lower class for the benefit and/or amusement of rich dudes.

Step 2) Get massively butthurt when someone accuses you of supporting these policies.

Step 3) ???

Step 4) Richer than god and more powerful than the president himself.

img404.imageshack.us
 
2014-01-10 07:15:58 AM  

Ed Grubermann: Lackofname: Dahnkster: It is WAY to early to rush headlong into the 'Politcs' thread without first having a hearty breakfast...
[i.imgur.com image 850x637] Yes. I would like a sausage cheese biscuit with gravy and a two side orders of diabeetus and freedom, please.

Check out the license plate, for the win

Can't make out the license plate. What's it say?

Classy Lady.


No, you misread. It says "Gassy Lady".
 
2014-01-10 07:20:17 AM  
Rachel Maddow has absolutely no qualms issuing corrections.

If she hasn't, it's pretty safe to say that there's nothing to correct.
 
2014-01-10 07:24:36 AM  

Bungles: Rachel Maddow has absolutely no qualms issuing corrections.

If she hasn't, it's pretty safe to say that there's nothing to correct.


Yes, and really, there's nothing else to say on the topic.
 
2014-01-10 07:25:21 AM  
"Everything that conservatives accuse George Soros of being? That's what the Kochs really are. Soros is just a capitalist who made his fortune using his hedge fund to crash currencies and profit on the loss. Or as the Republicans would say, a job creator. "

Are you salaried? Or do you get paid for each post?

/I really need the money.
//I'm willing to intern.
 
2014-01-10 07:27:48 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: I'm not sure I should beleive a website called Legal Insurrection.


I never even heard of such a site until fifteen seconds ago. Another Koch front, perhaps?

Bungles: Rachel Maddow has absolutely no qualms issuing corrections.

If she hasn't, it's pretty safe to say that there's nothing to correct.


This. She's not going to backtrack on the truth, and she's certainly not the Koch brother's b*tch by being forced to read a pre-written script made by some Koch legal goons. That part really brought the "DAFUQ?" out of me.
 
2014-01-10 07:30:35 AM  

TV's Vinnie: I never even heard of such a site until fifteen seconds ago. Another Koch front, perhaps?


It's been linked to on Fark before, if infrequently.  Of course, Koch front organizations go back to the 80s.
 
2014-01-10 07:33:52 AM  

thehack: "Everything that conservatives accuse George Soros of being? That's what the Kochs really are. Soros is just a capitalist who made his fortune using his hedge fund to crash currencies and profit on the loss.

Soros, whatever you say about him, at least made his fortune from nearly nothing over his life.


The Koch Brothers got their fortune simply by winning the Womb Lottery and now they use it by getting their sadistic jollies by making the world a sh*ttier place for everyone else to live in. They've never spent even a  single second of their lives not being pampered, or being hungry.

If their father was a true acolyte of Ayn Rand instead of a selfish filthy rich hypocrite, he would have ordered in his will that each Koch child would be given only 1 million dollars, a copy of Atlas Shrugged, and told to go out and make their own fortune.
 
2014-01-10 07:40:38 AM  
The author of this article clearly has reality derangement syndrome.

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2011/09/law-professor-gives-tea- pa rty-support-cornell-club

Regarding the Tea Party
"There is no money behind them," Jacobson said. "There is nobody organizing them." He argued that while there are some national groups involved in large events or elections, on the local level, the Tea Party movement is grassroots, unfunded and often disorganized.

The Tea Party, he argued, is not organized around social issues, he said. "It is not a so-called religious rights movement," Jacobson said. "It is not a socially conservative movement. It is an economic movement."
 
2014-01-10 07:40:47 AM  
Hmmm, on the one hand, Rachel Maddow, a journalist who has really earned the title of "journalist" because of her integrity and talent...

VS

your blog, which sucks?

tough call.

FWIW, I think there really is such a thing as "Koch derangement syndrome," but let's be honest, this guy is way too busy sucking K bro.s dicks to ever stumble across a genuine example of it.
 
2014-01-10 07:47:04 AM  
Another example of the authors reality derangement syndrome. The author has a long history of it.  Subby should feel bad.

http://masslawyersweekly.com/the-docket-blog/2012/09/24/warren-law-l ic ense-matter-called-non-issue/
 
2014-01-10 07:50:18 AM  

cman: cameroncrazy1984: Yet another fact-less article claiming to be factual. What a surprise.

Quick Google search for Maddow brought this up first: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/01/08/msnbcs-r achel-maddow-hunkers-down-on-koch-bros-claim/?tid=pm_pop

And one from HuffPo corroborating the series of events and Maddows thoughts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/05/rachel-maddow-koch-brothers_n _4545202.html


The Washington Post and HuffPo corroborated Rachel Maddow?

That's like Moe and Larry corroborating Curly.
 
2014-01-10 07:52:04 AM  

rvesco: The Washington Post and HuffPo corroborated Rachel Maddow?

That's like Moe and Larry corroborating Curly.


/eyeroll
 
2014-01-10 07:55:35 AM  
Rachel Maddow must be confounding for the Right fringe.

An actual journalist who corrects mistakes because the actual truth - rather than "What makes my team look best!" - is the goal? It's totally against their understanding of the purpose of "journalism". It must be baffling.
 
2014-01-10 08:05:11 AM  

Alphax: rvesco: The Washington Post and HuffPo corroborated Rachel Maddow?

That's like Moe and Larry corroborating Curly.

/eyeroll


since when does HuffPo corroborate? I thought they just linked to other people's stuff.
 
2014-01-10 08:15:52 AM  

notto: Another example of the authors reality derangement syndrome. The author has a long history of it.  Subby should feel bad.

http://masslawyersweekly.com/the-docket-blog/2012/09/24/warren-law-l ic ense-matter-called-non-issue/


You know, this raises the question.

Why did subby find this shiatty blog and why did he submit it?  Is subby actually crazy or retarded enough to believe it, or does he go around searching for shiatty blogs to submit?
 
2014-01-10 08:16:44 AM  

rvesco: cman: cameroncrazy1984: Yet another fact-less article claiming to be factual. What a surprise.

Quick Google search for Maddow brought this up first: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/01/08/msnbcs-r achel-maddow-hunkers-down-on-koch-bros-claim/?tid=pm_pop

And one from HuffPo corroborating the series of events and Maddows thoughts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/05/rachel-maddow-koch-brothers_n _4545202.html

The Washington Post and HuffPo corroborated Rachel Maddow?

That's like Moe and Larry corroborating Curly.


HuffPo I'll give you, but WaPo? They've got some serious credibility.
 
2014-01-10 08:23:11 AM  
OK, perusing the comments, I see a bunch of "Rachel Maddow is so awesome", and "your shiatty blog sucks Koch" type comments.

No real commentary on the actual, you know, *STUFF*.  So here's a little nugget I found by following the links:


Ms. Maddow perhaps was trying to suggest that the State Policy Network is a funding source for FFGA, so that the Koch brothers have indirectly supported FFGA, albeit to a ridiculously small level (nowhere near $1,000 on a pro rata basis). But that isn't true either. I happen to know a little bit about this, since I was formerly the Chairman of the Board of a think tank that is a member of the State Policy Network. The SPN is like a trade association of conservative think tanks, with members in every state. The SPN doesn't support the local groups, like FFGA; on the contrary, the local think tanks pay dues to support SPN. So there is no connection-not even a minute, indirect one-between Koch and FFGA.
...
one of the many companies that have contributed to the State Policy Network is Comcast, which owns MSNBC and is Rachel Maddow's employer.


http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/01/rachel-maddow-is-crazy -t oo.php#!


From the link at the link:
Among the corporate funders of SPN in 2010 were Reynolds American, Altria, Microsoft, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Verizon, Philip Morris, Kraft Foods, and GlaxoSmithKline. The list of sponsors of SPN's annual meeting this past September in Oklahoma City included Reynolds American, Altria, NJOY (the makers of electronic cigarettes), Facebook, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Microsoft.


RACHEL MADDOW SUPPORTS DRUG TESTING OF WELFARE RECIPIENTS!
 
2014-01-10 08:32:29 AM  
Following the money today is very difficult.

Not like the old days, when you called your mom (or dad) a 2 bit whore and she hit you with a bag of quarters.
 
2014-01-10 08:33:05 AM  

cman: cameroncrazy1984: Yet another fact-less article claiming to be factual. What a surprise.

Quick Google search for Maddow brought this up first: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/01/08/msnbcs-r achel-maddow-hunkers-down-on-koch-bros-claim/?tid=pm_pop

And one from HuffPo corroborating the series of events and Maddows thoughts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/05/rachel-maddow-koch-brothers_n _4545202.html


You don't really expect him to make your argument for you by clicking on those links and reading the articles, do you?
 
2014-01-10 08:35:16 AM  

winterbraid: Alphax: rvesco: The Washington Post and HuffPo corroborated Rachel Maddow?

That's like Moe and Larry corroborating Curly.

/eyeroll

since when does HuffPo corroborate? I thought they just linked to other people's stuff.


Absolutely true. But in the liberal world, HuffPo posting a video of Rachel Maddow's response to the Koch Brothers = "corroboration" of Maddow's point of view.
 
Displayed 50 of 256 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter








In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report