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(demonews)   Comcast gave $854K to Congressional Committee overseeing their merger with Time Warner. The money will be delivered two weeks from Tuesday between 1 and 4 pm   (demonews.org) divider line 121
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2014-02-17 11:39:45 AM
Representative Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has received $53,000 from Comcast from January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2012.
Representative John DingellD-Mich., has received $100,775 from Comcastfrom January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2012 more than any other member of the House of Representatives. He is a member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
 
2014-02-17 11:54:54 AM
I'm always amazed at how little it costs to buy a politician. How can anyone respect congressmen, when they're just a bunch of farking pikers?
 
2014-02-17 01:13:47 PM
,,, in a move that is totally not involving any sort of conflict of interest whatsoever.

None at all.

/bidness as usual
 
2014-02-17 01:15:07 PM
AT&T UVerse suddenly seems like a viable option.
 
2014-02-17 01:15:41 PM

rumpelstiltskin: I'm always amazed at how little it costs to buy a politician. How can anyone respect congressmen, when they're just a bunch of farking pikers?


When did we start respecting congressmen?
 
2014-02-17 01:15:48 PM
Is this a credible source?
 
2014-02-17 01:16:12 PM
What, no envelope?
 
2014-02-17 01:18:41 PM
Is anyone really surprised? Frankly, I feel that politicians should be forced to wear patches of their corporate sponsors on their suits; kind of like nascar.
 
2014-02-17 01:20:19 PM
I don't even know why you even bother with a government anymore.
 
2014-02-17 01:20:22 PM
And I just got my mom to get a bundle from Time Warner.

*sigh*
 
2014-02-17 01:20:40 PM
Oh FFS

Founded in February of 2014, DemoNews.org is America's source for factual, hard-hitting, progressive news of the Democratic Party.

Is this a Sponsored Link? This website JUST started.
 
2014-02-17 01:21:06 PM

Phil Moskowitz: I don't even know why you even bother with a government anymore.


The battle was lost a long time ago.  We're just still in denial.
 
2014-02-17 01:21:11 PM
And yet the liberal solution is a further consolidation of power to the federal government.
 
2014-02-17 01:21:37 PM
Subby, your headline is clearly a case of hyperbole. 1 to 4 PM is way too specific of a timeframe. 8 AM to 4PM is much more realistic.
 
2014-02-17 01:21:40 PM
www.allaccess.com
Proceed, Kabletown, just don't come looking for handouts when you go tits up.
 
2014-02-17 01:24:42 PM
This is what you farks wanted with your unlimited political donations and "corporations are people" bullshiat. Enjoy.
 
2014-02-17 01:25:52 PM

Dimensio: AT&T UVerse suddenly seems like a viable option.


I just switched to U-Verse from Comcast.  I was paying for Comcast's highest tier of Internet service and the performance was very inconsistent.  Then my year was up and they raised the price another $40 per month.  I called then and told them I was switching to U-Verse because of the cost.  Comcast said they don't compete by price but by service.  I told them their service was oversubscribed.  AMF!
 
2014-02-17 01:26:10 PM
I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you. Because this is so different from how our government is usually run. It's not like the people who we elect ostensibly as lawmakers actually spend more than half their time fundraising, so are more accurately described as fundraisers. Noooooooo...

/puke
 
2014-02-17 01:26:42 PM
In the future, I would prefer a non-descript briefcase to the sack with a dollar sign on it...
 
2014-02-17 01:26:50 PM

InterruptingQuirk: Representative Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has received $53,000 from Comcast from January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2012.
Representative John Dingell,  D-Mich., has received $100,775 from Comcastfrom January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2012 more than any other member of the House of Representatives. He is a member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.


So which one are we supposed to be mad at? The republican right?
 
2014-02-17 01:26:57 PM
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Free Speech! Free Speech Everywhere!
 
2014-02-17 01:26:57 PM
media.nj.com
 
2014-02-17 01:29:04 PM

styckx: Oh FFS

Founded in February of 2014, DemoNews.org is America's source for factual, hard-hitting, progressive news of the Democratic Party.

Is this a Sponsored Link? This website JUST started.


Fark: Training wheels for the interwebz.
 
2014-02-17 01:30:27 PM

Diogenes: Phil Moskowitz: I don't even know why you even bother with a government anymore.

The battle was lost a long time ago.  We're just still in denial.


It's especially frustrating because the folks in charge have only recently started to enjoy vast riches...

upload.wikimedia.org

/that's a nice mask you got there...
//be a shame if anything happened to it
 
2014-02-17 01:32:34 PM

InterruptingQuirk: Representative Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has received $53,000 from Comcast from January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2012.
Representative John Dingell,  D-Mich., has received $100,775 from Comcastfrom January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2012 more than any other member of the House of Representatives. He is a member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.


This is unsurprising since both parties have been equally devoted to destroying the internet.
 
2014-02-17 01:32:46 PM
Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to members of Congress from PACs and employees of Comcast Corp., from January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2012.

Comcast has 130,000 employees.

This methodology is BS.
 
2014-02-17 01:33:47 PM
Bring back scrambled porn.
 
2014-02-17 01:34:30 PM

styckx: Oh FFS

Founded in February of 2014, DemoNews.org is America's source for factual, hard-hitting, progressive news of the Democratic Party.

Is this a Sponsored Link? This website JUST started.


This is what Fark links to these days to make money: other news aggregates. It's a sponsored link, but not in the old traditional sense.
 
2014-02-17 01:34:31 PM

Dimensio: AT&T UVerse suddenly seems like a viable option.


It's great, so long as you have the fiber version. ATT's DSL sucks worse that DTV.

About half of the Louisville Metro area has the fiber installed, so you might be lucky.
 
2014-02-17 01:35:21 PM
unions give twice as much money to politicians as corporations, remember that next time you whine.
 
2014-02-17 01:35:37 PM

rumpelstiltskin: I'm always amazed at how little it costs to buy a politician. How can anyone respect congressmen, when they're just a bunch of farking pikers?


well to be fair, this is comcast money we're talking about, it's not like it would've been spent on anything other than hookers and blow anyways
 
2014-02-17 01:35:37 PM

mongbiohazard: I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you. Because this is so different from how our government is usually run. It's not like the people who we elect ostensibly as lawmakers actually spend more than half their time fundraising, so are more accurately described as fundraisers. Noooooooo...

/puke


Unless you start off very wealthy, and just buy a seat.
Of course most of the super wealthy are more inclined to buy a Senate seat.

/It's our version of the House of Lords
 
2014-02-17 01:38:36 PM

God-is-a-Taco: styckx: Oh FFS

Founded in February of 2014, DemoNews.org is America's source for factual, hard-hitting, progressive news of the Democratic Party.

Is this a Sponsored Link? This website JUST started.

This is what Fark links to these days to make money: other news aggregates. It's a sponsored link, but not in the old traditional sense.


Yup, and the actual source they linked to don't even provide a source for their information.

This is the dumbest greenlight this week and I frequent the video tab often.
 
2014-02-17 01:39:05 PM

MyRandomName: And yet the liberal solution is a further consolidation of power to the federal government.


And the conservative position is a to do nothing.  Ever.
 
2014-02-17 01:39:40 PM
Google Fiber can't come soon enough. Probably never come here though, they've already pretty much said "Fark you, Los Angeles".
 
2014-02-17 01:39:51 PM
So, why don't Comcast and this committee get punished for giving/accepting bribes?

Oh, right. Laws are for little people.
 
2014-02-17 01:39:58 PM

rumpelstiltskin: I'm always amazed at how little it costs to buy a politician. How can anyone respect congressmen, when they're just a bunch of farking pikers?


It's insane. Putting money into favorable political lobbying for your industry or business is the most efficient way of increasing profits.

I forget what article it was a couple years ago, but it was something ludicrous like a five hundred percent return on the money spent.
 
2014-02-17 01:41:14 PM

LordJiro: So, why don't Comcast and this committee get punished for giving/accepting bribes?

Oh, right. Laws are for little people.


Do you consider an employee giving a donation to a candidate of their choice a 'bribe'?
 
2014-02-17 01:41:47 PM

MyRandomName: And yet the liberal solution is a further consolidation of power to the federal government.


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2014-02-17 01:42:27 PM

styckx: God-is-a-Taco: styckx: Oh FFS

Founded in February of 2014, DemoNews.org is America's source for factual, hard-hitting, progressive news of the Democratic Party.

Is this a Sponsored Link? This website JUST started.

This is what Fark links to these days to make money: other news aggregates. It's a sponsored link, but not in the old traditional sense.

Yup, and the actual source they linked to don't even provide a source for their information.

This is the dumbest greenlight this week and I frequent the video tab often.


Try politics tab
 
2014-02-17 01:42:39 PM
Nothing like being able to literally buy your way into whatever you want to do.
 
2014-02-17 01:44:19 PM

iheartscotch: Is anyone really surprised? Frankly, I feel that politicians should be forced to wear patches of their corporate sponsors on their suits; kind of like nascar.


That's really odd.  I was thinking the same exact thing earlier today.  At least they could stop BS-ing about it.
 
2014-02-17 01:45:12 PM

rosebud_the_sled: And the conservative position is a to do nothing. Ever.


The conservative position is to make government as corrupt as possible, then biatch about government corruption.
 
2014-02-17 01:45:16 PM

iheartscotch: Is anyone really surprised? Frankly, I feel that politicians should be forced to wear patches of their corporate sponsors on their suits; kind of like nascar.


Jello Biafra? Is that you? :-D (It's a great idea by Jello, I'd support it!)
 
2014-02-17 01:45:32 PM
styckx:
Yup, and the actual source they linked to don't even provide a source for their information.

This is the dumbest greenlight this week and I frequent the video tab often.


At least it's not gawker this time. In about a week we'll get a link to jezebel that links to this demonews.org site.
 
2014-02-17 01:45:56 PM

clancifer: MyRandomName: And yet the liberal solution is a further consolidation of power to the federal government.

notsureifserious.jpg


Oh, he's serious.  Even when his posts are involuntary conservative spasms, which is most of the time.
 
2014-02-17 01:46:15 PM
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2014-02-17 01:46:48 PM
Obligatory

insidepulse.com
 
2014-02-17 01:47:56 PM
The payment will promptly be rescheduled on 3:58PM on the day of said delivery for the next available service window, 2 weeks following.
 
2014-02-17 01:49:42 PM

JerkStore: This is what you farks wanted with your unlimited political donations and "corporations are people" bullshiat. Enjoy.


I'm assuming by "you farks" you mean the SC since they are the ones that actually made the decision.

If not, please feel free to point the finger at the nebulous "you farkers" instead of those those who actually abuse the system, Your elected representatives who run rough shod over any sense of morality.
 
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