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(National Journal)   The Koch brothers are spending so much on GOP Senate candidates for the 2014 election that they really should get naming rights to the chamber if the GOP regains the majority this fall   (nationaljournal.com ) divider line 101
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2014-01-16 02:34:43 PM  
Only to lose it all again in 2016?
 
2014-01-16 02:37:58 PM  
The monarchy really has fallen a long way since the days of squabbling over possession of the Acquitaine haven't they:
 
2014-01-16 02:38:41 PM  
dammit wrong thread
 
2014-01-16 02:43:24 PM  
So, Fark may actually see something named UFIA?  Cool!
 
2014-01-16 02:52:32 PM  

Magorn: dammit wrong thread


I think it oddly appropriate.
 
2014-01-16 03:04:58 PM  
Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.
 
2014-01-16 03:05:26 PM  

simplicimus: Magorn: dammit wrong thread

I think it oddly appropriate.


I'd not noticed unless for his follow up post.
 
2014-01-16 03:08:40 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.


I am fairly certain this is probably already true -_-
 
2014-01-16 03:08:43 PM  

simplicimus: Magorn: dammit wrong thread

I think it oddly appropriate.


I thought it was a coded message. Still not convinced it is not.
 
2014-01-16 03:08:48 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.


I think you under estimate just how much money they make, and how much more the can make if more tax breaks are introduced.

Also, if some environmental and labor rights protections are stripped.
 
2014-01-16 03:09:38 PM  

Magorn: dammit wrong thread


Are you sure?
 
2014-01-16 03:10:51 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.


Sure, but this way it goes to their friends and political allies. If it were taken in taxes, it might end up going to those people.
 
2014-01-16 03:11:26 PM  

Magorn: dammit wrong thread


Made sense to me.

Can't we put together a celebrity death pool for the Kochs's? Is that illegal?

Word it like this, "in the unfortunate event of their demise we'll donate $XXX,XXX,XXX,XXX,XX to charity X, per brother."
 
2014-01-16 03:11:48 PM  

Magorn: The monarchy really has fallen a long way since the days of squabbling over possession of the Acquitaine haven't they:


Magorn: dammit wrong thread


Are you sure?
 
2014-01-16 03:14:00 PM  
Maybe they should give the people they employ a little more money instead of trying to buy the government.

/crazy-talk, I know.
 
2014-01-16 03:14:10 PM  
I can't think of two people who more deserve crippling and persistent diarrhea than the Kochs.
 
2014-01-16 03:16:07 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-01-16 03:17:06 PM  
i39.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-16 03:17:45 PM  
They got the money but, we got the numbers! (to paraphrase Jim Morrison)
Also, they claim it is 'Koch' rhymes with 'Coke' when we all know it rhymes with 'rock'. Those dicks.
Remember in November.
 
2014-01-16 03:18:07 PM  

maniacbastard: Magorn: dammit wrong thread

Made sense to me.

Can't we put together a celebrity death pool for the Kochs's? Is that illegal?

Word it like this, "in the unfortunate event of their demise we'll donate $XXX,XXX,XXX,XXX,XX to charity X, per brother."


Kickstarter?
 
2014-01-16 03:19:49 PM  
www.bartcop.com

Not a damn thing David, keep on truckin!
 
2014-01-16 03:21:05 PM  

neversubmit: [www.bartcop.com image 666x581]

Not a damn thing David, keep on truckin!


I am reliably informed that the climate change hoax was created to funnel money to green energy companies and evil climatology departments. He must have given that money to them.
 
2014-01-16 03:21:45 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.


This, I've never understood.  I suppose there's something to be said for standing on principle, but it seems like a lousy business/financial decision.
 
2014-01-16 03:22:26 PM  
I hope they go bankrupt.
 
2014-01-16 03:26:19 PM  

Diogenes: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

This, I've never understood.  I suppose there's something to be said for standing on principle, but it seems like a lousy business/financial decision.


I think it's both sad and scary.  They have so much damn money and they're willing to spend this much on THIS crap?
 
2014-01-16 03:30:31 PM  

Diogenes: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.
This, I've never understood.  I suppose there's something to be said for standing on principle, but it seems like a lousy business/financial decision.


They didn't make it that far in this world without being cutthroat-yet-solid investors.

I imagine whatever they gain with the GOP cutting environmental and safety regulations, stacking interstate and international trade deals in their favor, and keeping wages and benefits stagnant helps their bottom line more than a tax cut.
 
2014-01-16 03:31:41 PM  
Here in Charlotte there has been an anti-Hagen ad on every single commercial break for every Panther game all year long. I imagine NFL games cost a premium.
 
2014-01-16 03:31:42 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Diogenes: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

This, I've never understood.  I suppose there's something to be said for standing on principle, but it seems like a lousy business/financial decision.

I think it's both sad and scary.  They have so much damn money and they're willing to spend this much on THIS crap?


It's just a game to him at this point.
 
2014-01-16 03:32:21 PM  

Diogenes: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

This, I've never understood.  I suppose there's something to be said for standing on principle, but it seems like a lousy business/financial decision.


It's not like they were geniuses that earned their damn money.
 
2014-01-16 03:35:44 PM  

CygnusDarius: I hope they go bankrupt.


cdn.mos.totalfilm.com

Well, that's just mean.
 
2014-01-16 03:36:10 PM  
I wish one of these crazy shooters would go after the real threats to this country, these arseholes.
 
2014-01-16 03:37:11 PM  
The Kochs are boogeyman that liberals use to raise funds for liberal causes.  Two hardworking, job creating Americans being trashed so Planned Parenthood and Green Peace can pay their executives huge bonuses.
 
2014-01-16 03:38:09 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.


Yeah, but the Koches would rather stuff their fortune into a  rocket and shoot it into the Sun rather than see a single penny of it being used to help poor people.

What they do isn't out of a love of money because they have loads of that anyway. What gets them up every morning is their burning, genocidal hatred of poor people and their hunger to destroy as many of them as they can.
 
2014-01-16 03:39:21 PM  

Cheron: The Kochs are boogeyman that liberals use to raise funds for liberal causes.  Two hardworking, job creating Americans being trashed so Planned Parenthood and Green Peace can pay their executives huge bonuses.


Also they love puppies and rainbows and roller skates! Yay!
 
2014-01-16 03:40:48 PM  

ikanreed: Diogenes: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

This, I've never understood.  I suppose there's something to be said for standing on principle, but it seems like a lousy business/financial decision.

It's not like they were geniuses that earned their damn money.


I get what you're saying.  But over a certain threshold of wealth, you're fairly well insulated from some poor decisions.
 
2014-01-16 03:45:55 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

Yeah, but the Koches would rather stuff their fortune into a  rocket and shoot it into the Sun rather than see a single penny of it being used to help poor people.

What they do isn't out of a love of money because they have loads of that anyway. What gets them up every morning is their burning, genocidal hatred of poor people and their hunger to destroy as many of them as they can.


As much as I don't like those guys, I seriously doubt they wake up in the morning and think "oh man, how am I gonna stick it to the poors today". In my work I've worked closely with some very rich and successful people, and by their actions you might think the same of them, but a vast majority of them are actually good decent people. At a certain point, they just think of everything as a game. They're set for life, they have everything they could ever want. There is very little to movtivate them to get out of bed except the spirit of competition, which in the corporate world is more money. Getting the high score on the video game. The effects of the decisions they make would keep them awake every night if they internalized everything, so they think of it as a game and nothing else. It's the only way to emotionally handle it when a single decision you make can so dramatically affect so many people's lives.

I'm not defending these guys or any rich douchebags for making selfish decisions, but I understand how people get that way.
 
2014-01-16 03:49:28 PM  

Cheron: The Kochs are boogeyman that liberals use to raise funds for liberal causes.  Two hardworking, job creating Americans being trashed so Planned Parenthood and Green Peace can pay their executives huge bonuses.


6/10; you'll get a few bites.
 
2014-01-16 03:49:41 PM  
Well.....if it's going to candidates similar to Collins, etc...I *might* be able to live with that.

/it's probably going to teabaggers
 
2014-01-16 03:50:47 PM  

birchman: As much as I don't like those guys, I seriously doubt they wake up in the morning and think "oh man, how am I gonna stick it to the poors today".


For me they officially crossed over the "benefit of the doubt" line when they started trying to interfere with college economics departments.

Not all wealthy people are conniving shiatbags.  Those two wear it as a fashion.
 
2014-01-16 03:53:52 PM  

Diogenes: ikanreed: Diogenes: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

This, I've never understood.  I suppose there's something to be said for standing on principle, but it seems like a lousy business/financial decision.

It's not like they were geniuses that earned their damn money.

I get what you're saying.  But over a certain threshold of wealth, you're fairly well insulated from some poor decisions.


No you don't, I think...  They inherited their wealth.  They aren't brilliant businessmen who figured out how to rock the energy industrial.  They were born into wealth, and decided that the politics of the country needed to say they earned it.
 
2014-01-16 03:57:09 PM  
If the Kochs were any bigger assholes than they are now, they'd exhale farts.
 
2014-01-16 03:58:10 PM  

ikanreed: Diogenes: ikanreed: Diogenes: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

This, I've never understood.  I suppose there's something to be said for standing on principle, but it seems like a lousy business/financial decision.

It's not like they were geniuses that earned their damn money.

I get what you're saying.  But over a certain threshold of wealth, you're fairly well insulated from some poor decisions.

No you don't, I think...  They inherited their wealth.  They aren't brilliant businessmen who figured out how to rock the energy industrial.  They were born into wealth, and decided that the politics of the country needed to say they earned it.


Oh, I misunderstood where you were coming from.
 
2014-01-16 03:59:39 PM  
Would it be OK to post their picture with a "surveyor's mark" on it?

/Worked for Palin!
 
2014-01-16 04:00:26 PM  
The Koch Brothers are the type of assholes who watch The Lorax and think the Once-ler is the good guy.
 
2014-01-16 04:11:00 PM  

birchman: TV's Vinnie: Trivia Jockey: Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

Yeah, but the Koches would rather stuff their fortune into a  rocket and shoot it into the Sun rather than see a single penny of it being used to help poor people.

What they do isn't out of a love of money because they have loads of that anyway. What gets them up every morning is their burning, genocidal hatred of poor people and their hunger to destroy as many of them as they can.

As much as I don't like those guys, I seriously doubt they wake up in the morning and think "oh man, how am I gonna stick it to the poors today". In my work I've worked closely with some very rich and successful people, and by their actions you might think the same of them, but a vast majority of them are actually good decent people. At a certain point, they just think of everything as a game. They're set for life, they have everything they could ever want. There is very little to movtivate them to get out of bed except the spirit of competition, which in the corporate world is more money. Getting the high score on the video game. The effects of the decisions they make would keep them awake every night if they internalized everything, so they think of it as a game and nothing else. It's the only way to emotionally handle it when a single decision you make can so dramatically affect so many people's lives.

I'm not defending these guys or any rich douchebags for making selfish decisions, but I understand how people get that way.


The rich people you've dealt with aren't of the Marvel Supervillain variety that the Koches are.
 
2014-01-16 04:13:11 PM  
Anyone in far enough with Anonymous to get them to redirect all the Koch funds to other places? Asking for a friend.
 
2014-01-16 04:13:13 PM  
Trivia Jockey
Between campaign donations, advertising, the CATO Institute, etc., the Kochs are going to end up spending more money trying to defeat Democrats than they would have paid in increased taxes in the first place.

Hundreds of millions of dollars is pocket change compared to the billions of dollars they could lose if the economy was more equitable and environmentally responsible.
Not that the Democrats are really going to bring about such a future; it's a matter of annihilating the very concepts of cooperation and solidarity, which the Democrats sometimes give lip service to. When no one is left who knows what those words mean, there will be no threat to their power.
 
2014-01-16 04:13:50 PM  
Triple Oak
Anyone in far enough with Anonymous to get them to redirect all the Koch funds to other places? Asking for a friend.

NYPA DIY
 
2014-01-16 04:17:46 PM  

Cheron: The Kochs are boogeyman that liberals use to raise funds for liberal causes.  Two hardworking, job creating Americans being trashed so Planned Parenthood and Green Peace can pay their executives huge bonuses.


In the course of my legal work, I have had the occasion to read the private e-mails of the entire senior management of Koch Industries.  All I can say without breaching confidentiality is that sometimes stereotypes exist because they are true.
 
2014-01-16 04:19:08 PM  

Cheron: The Kochs are boogeyman that liberals use to raise funds for liberal causes.  Two hardworking, job creating Americans being trashed so Planned Parenthood and Green Peace can pay their executives huge bonuses.


That's some fine subtle sarcasm right there.  Kudos.
 
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