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.

(Talking Points Memo)   The Harry war on Koch. I don't know how it'll end, but I bet it'll be a close shave   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 26
    More: Interesting, Koch Brothers, Harry Reid, bully pulpits, Nevada Democrat, income disparity, Great American Music Hall, Jim Manley  
•       •       •

841 clicks; posted to Politics » on 07 Mar 2014 at 9:21 AM (41 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



26 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-03-07 09:25:22 AM  
Good.  Maybe they'll see what it feels like for a change.

/My opinion of Harry Reid just went from Negative to Neutral.  It's about time he did something useful.
 
2014-03-07 09:26:23 AM  
Ah yes. Primadonna McDemocrat vs. The Moneybag Twins.

Paging Orville Redenbacher.
 
2014-03-07 09:27:23 AM  
Hahaha Make powerful allies with one party and find out you make powerful enemies with the other. The Kochs have picked a side. A losing side.
 
2014-03-07 09:37:39 AM  
That picture in TFA of one of the Kochs (don't know which, don't care) has raced to the front in the contest to determine the Most Punchable Face in the Universe.
 
2014-03-07 09:38:04 AM  
wonkette.com
 
2014-03-07 09:45:04 AM  
He should make some unsubstantiated accusations about their tax records. That would be epic.
 
2014-03-07 09:46:54 AM  
Democrats admire scientists and teachers.
Republicans admire the Koch Brothers and Vladimir Putin.
 
2014-03-07 09:54:52 AM  

Cletus C.: He should make some unsubstantiated accusations about their tax records. That would be epic.


Even more epic would be when the Koch brothers pull out their tax forms and make a total fool of him, kinda like when Rombot did when Reid...

Oh wait....
 
2014-03-07 10:00:59 AM  

pueblonative: Cletus C.: He should make some unsubstantiated accusations about their tax records. That would be epic.

Even more epic would be when the Koch brothers pull out their tax forms and make a total fool of him, kinda like when Rombot did when Reid...

Oh wait....


No, that's the beauty of it. Harry then would have accused them of stealing pennies out of the "save the cripples" jar at the convenience store. Then, they'd have to prove that wasn't true or it would be true.
 
2014-03-07 10:03:00 AM  

Cletus C.: pueblonative: Cletus C.: He should make some unsubstantiated accusations about their tax records. That would be epic.

Even more epic would be when the Koch brothers pull out their tax forms and make a total fool of him, kinda like when Rombot did when Reid...

Oh wait....

No, that's the beauty of it. Harry then would have accused them of stealing pennies out of the "save the cripples" jar at the convenience store. Then, they'd have to prove that wasn't true or it would be true.


imaxprojector.jpg
 
2014-03-07 10:05:56 AM  
Let's see. Harry Reid vilifies the Koch brothers for corrupting the political system into making them ludicrously rich. That's bad.

Mitt Romney vilifies 47% of the population for leeching off of the rich and being exceedingly poor. That's good.

Why is this the case?
 
2014-03-07 10:05:56 AM  
I didn't think I could get behind any war, but I would enlist for this one.

/don't want to be an officer
//was it 'Nam where being shot in the back meant you were an asshole, not (necessarily) a coward?
 
2014-03-07 10:13:17 AM  
B..b..but Soros!
 
2014-03-07 10:14:41 AM  
 
2014-03-07 10:16:53 AM  

tnpir: That picture in TFA of one of the Kochs (don't know which, don't care) has raced to the front in the contest to determine the Most Punchable Face in the Universe.



That's David, the lesser of two evils. He donates to PBS and some other worthwhile entities in addition to funding CATO, Heritage, probably Freedomworks. He and Charles are sole backers of Americans for Prosperity, which owns politics in Wisconsin, all of Jesusland, and they've got operations in most states. Will spend billions to avoid millions in taxes.

/what's power (money) good for besides higher quality or quantity poontang?
 
2014-03-07 10:17:41 AM  

Serious Black: Let's see. Harry Reid vilifies the Koch brothers for corrupting the political system into making them ludicrously rich. That's bad.

Mitt Romney vilifies 47% of the population for leeching off of the rich and being exceedingly poor. That's good.

Why is this the case?


Go Big or go home.
 
2014-03-07 10:20:12 AM  

Serious Black: Let's see. Harry Reid vilifies the Koch brothers for corrupting the political system into making them ludicrously rich. That's bad.

Mitt Romney vilifies 47% of the population for leeching off of the rich and being exceedingly poor. That's good.

Why is this the case?


They were already ludicrously rich before they became active political megabackers.
 
2014-03-07 10:21:38 AM  

Chilkoot Charlie: tnpir: That picture in TFA of one of the Kochs (don't know which, don't care) has raced to the front in the contest to determine the Most Punchable Face in the Universe.


That's David, the lesser of two evils. He donates to PBS and some other worthwhile entities in addition to funding CATO, Heritage, probably Freedomworks. He and Charles are sole backers of Americans for Prosperity, which owns politics in Wisconsin, all of Jesusland, and they've got operations in most states. Will spend billions to avoid millions in taxes.

/what's power (money) good for besides higher quality or quantity poontang?


31.media.tumblr.com
In America, first you get the sugar. Then you get the power. Then you get the women
 
2014-03-07 10:48:04 AM  
If you had to listen to "Hey, Cock! HA! HA! HA!" your entire life you'd be bitter too.
 
2014-03-07 10:59:13 AM  

Serious Black: Let's see. Harry Reid vilifies the Koch brothers for corrupting the political system into making them ludicrously rich. That's bad.

Mitt Romney vilifies 47% of the population for leeching off of the rich and being exceedingly poor. That's good.

Why is this the case?


Because being poor is not morally or ethically wrong. Corrupting government is.

That is the difference between right and left. The right believe people are poor because they are bad people, but rich people are good no matter how many folks they screw over to get rich. Greed is good. Working hard and not getting anywhere, well, sucks to be you.
 
2014-03-07 11:51:02 AM  
Reid's a union owned  shiatheel.

2.) American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,667,379
4.) National Education Assn $53,594,488
7.) Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $44,478,789
8.) United Auto Workers $41,667,858
9.) Carpenters & Joiners Union $39,260,371
10.) Service Employees International Union $38,395,690
11.) Laborers Union $37,494,010
12.) American Federation of Teachers $36,713,325
13.) Communications Workers of America $36,188,135
14.) Teamsters Union $36,123,209
16.) United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,756,550
20.) Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $31,313,097
23.) AFL-CIO $30,938,977
32.) National Assn of Letter Carriers $26,106,359
39.) Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $23,886,248
42.) Operating Engineers Union $23,036,848
43.) International Assn of Fire Fighters $22,963,260
46.) Sheet Metal Workers Union $22,372,978
59.) Koch Industries $18,083,948

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php
 
2014-03-07 12:49:49 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Reid's a union owned  shiatheel.


Quelle horreur.
 
2014-03-07 01:44:12 PM  
True.  The rightest wing hose-bag in my office said today "Never heard of the Koch Brothers."

/total douche
//see above
///only smoker in the office too
 
2014-03-07 02:24:23 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Reid's a union owned  shiatheel.

2.) American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,667,379
4.) National Education Assn $53,594,488
7.) Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $44,478,789
8.) United Auto Workers $41,667,858
9.) Carpenters & Joiners Union $39,260,371
10.) Service Employees International Union $38,395,690
11.) Laborers Union $37,494,010
12.) American Federation of Teachers $36,713,325
13.) Communications Workers of America $36,188,135
14.) Teamsters Union $36,123,209
16.) United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,756,550
20.) Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $31,313,097
23.) AFL-CIO $30,938,977
32.) National Assn of Letter Carriers $26,106,359
39.) Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $23,886,248
42.) Operating Engineers Union $23,036,848
43.) International Assn of Fire Fighters $22,963,260
46.) Sheet Metal Workers Union $22,372,978
59.) Koch Industries $18,083,948

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php


Being owned by groups who represent the interests of the people in a position that represents the people is a good thing.The Koch brothers opinions should have a weight of ~2/313,900,000 for all Senators. For reference MY opinion should have a weight of ~1/313,900,000 as well for all Senators.
 
2014-03-07 04:34:00 PM  
I've noticed something...

Yaknow how the more despotic and tryrannical a third world regime is, the more super-duper-democratic its name is?  "Democratic People's Republic of Korea"... AKA Best North Korea.

Look at some names going about lately... "Freedom Industries", responsible for the coal mess in West Virginia, or the Koch Bros' "Americans For Prosperity".

Their organization names remind me of the outlandish, audacious ultra-democratic-sounding names that third world despots use for their nations.

I think that may be a better litmus test for how contrary to the common welfare of the nation a group is: how many 'murikan words they can cram into their organization's name.
 
2014-03-08 12:07:23 PM  
If I was on jury that was determining the guilt of somebody who shot all 3 of the koch brothers in the head with a high caliber weapon - I am pretty sure there would be a hung jury.


/even the lesser koch brother is pretty awful as a human.
 
Displayed 26 of 26 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is 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