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(Philly.com)   Sheldon Adelson illegally gave the governor of PA a million dollars, for which the Democrats are completely at fault   (philly.com) divider line 63
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2014-06-11 10:54:11 AM  
And Corbett won't suffer for this at all.
 
2014-06-11 10:58:29 AM  

SilentStrider: And Corbett won't suffer for this at all.


You're right, but if recent polls are any indication (yeah, I know), there's a good chance that Tom Wolf could force feed that teabagging ass-pixie a shiat sandwich on election day.  That would be pretty sweet to watch.
 
2014-06-11 11:16:32 AM  
Nice of the RGA to skim a few percent off the top for their effort in laundering the money
 
2014-06-11 11:52:42 AM  
He's farked anyway because of the Sandusky situation.  Nevermind the fact that a lot of people deserved to go down for that, and nevermind the fact that this area is generally gonna vote Republican, but lots of people around here are still mad about JoePa getting railroaded in the process, and Corbett's name is one I've heard most people bring up when blaming somebody.

Add to it he's found a way to be more corrupt than Ed Rendell could even dream of.
 
2014-06-11 12:05:41 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: You're right, but if recent polls are any indication (yeah, I know), there's a good chance that Tom Wolf could force feed that teabagging ass-pixie a shiat sandwich on election day.  That would be pretty sweet to watch.


with any luck, a whole bunch of teabagger governors will be thrown out this november.
 
2014-06-11 12:31:21 PM  
Corbett is drawing dead and he knows it -- only the legendary apathy of PA's Democratic voters in non-presidential years could possibly save him. BUT, the event at which this check was presented had to be done in secret with "decoy events" announced because every time he sets foot in Philly he gets hundreds of protestors following him around, so even that apathy could be eliminated. Add in the fact that a lot of the derp brigade has a sad because Corbett gave up on Voter ID and same-sex marriage and that's pretty much that.

At this point he'll just keep gargling driller balls to make sure his golden parachute runs on natural gas.

The funniest thing is watching the PA GOP criticize "millionaire businessman Tom Wolf" and talk about "former teacher Tom Corbett."
 
2014-06-11 12:39:50 PM  
I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.
 
2014-06-11 01:12:02 PM  

bluorangefyre: He's farked anyway because of the Sandusky situation.  Nevermind the fact that a lot of people deserved to go down for that, and nevermind the fact that this area is generally gonna vote Republican, but lots of people around here are still mad about JoePa getting railroaded in the process, and Corbett's name is one I've heard most people bring up when blaming somebody.

Add to it he's found a way to be more corrupt than Ed Rendell could even dream of.


Uh...
 
2014-06-11 01:12:15 PM  

bluorangefyre: He's farked anyway because of the Sandusky situation.  Nevermind the fact that a lot of people deserved to go down for that, and nevermind the fact that this area is generally gonna vote Republican, but lots of people around here are still mad about JoePa getting railroaded in the process, and Corbett's name is one I've heard most people bring up when blaming somebody.

Add to it he's found a way to be more corrupt than Ed Rendell could even dream of.



This is almost hard to believe. Ed is a top tier douchebag. But at least he was less dickish
 
2014-06-11 01:14:17 PM  
Sheldon Adelson has a lot of free speech to throw around.
 
2014-06-11 01:15:14 PM  
Remember, massive out of state funding for candidates is only bad when Democrats do it.
 
2014-06-11 01:19:00 PM  
Does anyone know anything about this Tom Wolf character who bought himself the Democratic nomination?
 
2014-06-11 01:19:08 PM  
"The RGA has transferred the donation out of the Pennsylvania account," Thompson said via email. "It's clear Democrats are desperate to talk about anything other than Tom Wolf's failed record."

Boilerplate dodging.
 
2014-06-11 01:23:44 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Does anyone know anything about this Tom Wolf character who bought himself the Democratic nomination?


He's got the right stuff.
 
2014-06-11 01:24:13 PM  
One thing is certain.  Adelson will not be prosecuted for this.
 
2014-06-11 01:24:31 PM  

Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.


Hey you know who's fault Cantor's polling was off? Democrats!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/eric-cantors-pollster-blames-democrats -1 31901793.html

Everything is the fault of Democrats. Republicans are never Responsible for their own actions.
 
2014-06-11 01:29:04 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: SilentStrider: And Corbett won't suffer for this at all.

You're right, but if recent polls are any indication (yeah, I know), there's a good chance that Tom Wolf could force feed that teabagging ass-pixie a shiat sandwich on election day.  That would be pretty sweet to watch.


It would.

Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.


Hardly surprising. Hell, one could set their watch to it.
 
2014-06-11 01:31:39 PM  

Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.


You're only saying that to distract us from Benghazi.
 
2014-06-11 01:31:52 PM  

Corvus: Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.

Hey you know who's fault Cantor's polling was off? Democrats!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/eric-cantors-pollster-blames-democrats -1 31901793.html

Everything is the fault of Democrats. Republicans are never Responsible for their own actions.


I would expect nothing less from people who act like petulant children.

Fark Independents do the same thing on a daily basis
 
2014-06-11 01:33:01 PM  

bluorangefyre: He's farked anyway because of the Sandusky situation.  Nevermind the fact that a lot of people deserved to go down for that, and nevermind the fact that this area is generally gonna vote Republican, but lots of people around here are still mad about JoePa getting railroaded in the process, and Corbett's name is one I've heard most people bring up when blaming somebody.

Add to it he's found a way to be more corrupt than Ed Rendell could even dream of.


Yes but both of them have a long way to go to get to Frank Rizzo territory.
 
2014-06-11 01:37:11 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Does anyone know anything about this Tom Wolf character who bought himself the Democratic nomination?


Who would have won, otherwise? Who did he "buy" it from?

Tom Wolf had a solid campaign and marketing strategy, and the war chest to back it up. By the way, there's not Democrat who ran in the primaries who can't beat Corbett.
 
2014-06-11 01:38:28 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Remember, massive out of state funding for candidates is only bad when Democrats do it.


I ask this with no snark; How many PA Democrats received illegal campaign donations?
 
2014-06-11 01:41:33 PM  
The Lone Gunman:
Tom Wolf had a solid campaign and marketing strategy, and the war chest to back it up. By the way, there's not Democrat who ran in the primaries who can't beat Corbett.

Everyone except Schwartz, 'cause you know, Boy's Club and all that.
 
2014-06-11 01:43:14 PM  

Corvus: Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.

Hey you know who's fault Cantor's polling was off? Democrats!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/eric-cantors-pollster-blames-democrats -1 31901793.html

Everything is the fault of Democrats. Republicans are never Responsible for their own actions.


"In an interview with the National Journal after Tuesday's election, McLaughlin accused Democrats, especially "Dukes of Hazard" actor Ben Jones"

Damn those Duke boys!
 
2014-06-11 01:44:45 PM  
Adelson, a Republican mega-donor known for his keen interest in foreign affairs - especially as they relate to Israel - owns 7 percent of the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem.

Oh sure.  A few blocks away from Ground Zero is too holy to host a mosque, but the birthplace of our Lord isn't too holy for a Casino and two shekel steaks.
 
2014-06-11 01:44:54 PM  

Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.


Well duh.  Nothing is ever a Republican's fault.  Republicans are perfect.  They are sublime.  They are philosopher-kings.
 
2014-06-11 01:45:46 PM  
I will be glad when Sheldon is worm food. He is on the wrong side of EVERY issue and has the cash to influence elections even if so far, most of his presidential campaign donations were for naught. Just this week gave $2.5 million to fight medical marijuana use and came out against Florida's Amendment 2 which will be on the Nov ballot. (Along with the $100,000 from the Jenkins family that owns Publix grocery chain)

Fark Sheldon, cancer is too good for him. Also, FARK Publix grocery chain in the arse with a rusty spoon.


Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 2.
 
2014-06-11 01:45:48 PM  

phed: Satanic_Hamster: Remember, massive out of state funding for candidates is only bad when Democrats do it.

I ask this with no snark; How many PA Democrats received illegal campaign donations?


Why, all of them.  Any of them that were put before them.

More referring to:  The Republicans like to attack Democratic movements as being funded from out of state while doing the same thing ten times worse.  Look at the Walker campaign; despite the fact that more than three quarters of his funding came from out of state, he attacked the recall effort as being all out of state funded, despite it only being like 15% out of state funds.  And it did it from a NYC fund raiser.
 
2014-06-11 01:45:50 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Does anyone know anything about this Tom Wolf character who bought himself the Democratic nomination?


His daughter was a friend of mine in college. Good family. Nothing bad to say about them.
 
2014-06-11 01:47:58 PM  
"The RGA has transferred the donation out of the Pennsylvania account," Thompson said via email. "It's clear Democrats are desperate to talk about anything other than Tom Wolf's failed record."

For further evidence, he points to the complete lack of google results in which a democrat says anything at all about this donation.
The lack of talk just proves how loudly they're shouting about it.
 
2014-06-11 01:48:33 PM  
Jebus Cripes... the headline is actually perfectly accurate.

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2014-06-11 01:49:34 PM  

Dahnkster: I will be glad when Sheldon is worm food. He is on the wrong side of EVERY issue and has the cash to influence elections even if so far, most of his presidential campaign donations were for naught. Just this week gave $2.5 million to fight medical marijuana use and came out against Florida's Amendment 2 which will be on the Nov ballot. (Along with the $100,000 from the Jenkins family that owns Publix grocery chain)

Fark Sheldon, cancer is too good for him. Also, FARK Publix grocery chain in the arse with a rusty spoon.


Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 2.


What in the world is a grocery store doing trying to prevent more people from being able to smoke weed?
 
2014-06-11 01:50:19 PM  

The Lone Gunman: Wendy's Chili: Does anyone know anything about this Tom Wolf character who bought himself the Democratic nomination?

Who would have won, otherwise? Who did he "buy" it from?

Tom Wolf had a solid campaign and marketing strategy, and the war chest to back it up. By the way, there's not Democrat who ran in the primaries who can't beat Corbett.


No need to get defensive; I merely asked what the man stands for.
 
2014-06-11 01:52:00 PM  

bluorangefyre: Add to it he's found a way to be more corrupt than Ed Rendell could even dream of.


It's honestly amazing. I'm in Pittsburgh, and I know Corbett was originally popular in the area because of our general contention with Philly- since governors usually come from that side of the state, people were pretty happy to have anybody from this side get elected- even if he was a tea bagging moron.

Sadly, I believe this means there won't be much turnout in Pittsburgh to get Corbett chucked out- we hate him, but not with the firey passion that he truly deserves.
 
2014-06-11 02:02:00 PM  

t3knomanser: bluorangefyre: Add to it he's found a way to be more corrupt than Ed Rendell could even dream of.

It's honestly amazing. I'm in Pittsburgh, and I know Corbett was originally popular in the area because of our general contention with Philly- since governors usually come from that side of the state, people were pretty happy to have anybody from this side get elected- even if he was a tea bagging moron.

Sadly, I believe this means there won't be much turnout in Pittsburgh to get Corbett chucked out- we hate him, but not with the firey passion that he truly deserves.


Pittsburgh, the city of brotherly love.

Wait, no, that's Philly.  Pittsburgh is the complete opposite.
 
2014-06-11 02:02:44 PM  

Corvus: Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.

Hey you know who's fault Cantor's polling was off? Democrats!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/eric-cantors-pollster-blames-democrats -1 31901793.html

Everything is the fault of Democrats. Republicans are never Responsible for their own actions.


The Party of Personal Responsibility: Everyone you don't like is personally responsible for your misfortune
 
2014-06-11 02:04:08 PM  

Dahnkster: Fark Sheldon, cancer is too good for him. Also, FARK Publix grocery chain in the arse with a rusty spoon.


Wait, I love Publix.

Please don't tell me I've been lining the pockets of that Adelson dickhose.
 
2014-06-11 02:05:01 PM  

Summoner101: t3knomanser: bluorangefyre: Add to it he's found a way to be more corrupt than Ed Rendell could even dream of.

It's honestly amazing. I'm in Pittsburgh, and I know Corbett was originally popular in the area because of our general contention with Philly- since governors usually come from that side of the state, people were pretty happy to have anybody from this side get elected- even if he was a tea bagging moron.

Sadly, I believe this means there won't be much turnout in Pittsburgh to get Corbett chucked out- we hate him, but not with the firey passion that he truly deserves.

Pittsburgh, the city of brotherly love.

Wait, no, that's Philly.  Pittsburgh is the complete opposite.


The city of noogies and swirlies?
 
2014-06-11 02:06:45 PM  

Karac: Dahnkster: I will be glad when Sheldon is worm food. He is on the wrong side of EVERY issue and has the cash to influence elections even if so far, most of his presidential campaign donations were for naught. Just this week gave $2.5 million to fight medical marijuana use and came out against Florida's Amendment 2 which will be on the Nov ballot. (Along with the $100,000 from the Jenkins family that owns Publix grocery chain)

Fark Sheldon, cancer is too good for him. Also, FARK Publix grocery chain in the arse with a rusty spoon.


Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 2.

What in the world is a grocery store doing trying to prevent more people from being able to smoke weed?


Oh christ that's even worse.

....And ironic, since I can't count the times the munchies have driven me off the couch to raid their fantastic deli counter
 
2014-06-11 02:08:55 PM  
All in jail then, are they?
 
2014-06-11 02:10:03 PM  

Summoner101: Pittsburgh, the city of brotherly love.

Wait, no, that's Philly.  Pittsburgh is the complete opposite.


Based on my experiences with Philly, I think the "city of brotherly love" is like when the biggest, meanest guy you know is called "Tiny".
 
2014-06-11 02:16:20 PM  

Wendy's Chili: The Lone Gunman: Wendy's Chili: Does anyone know anything about this Tom Wolf character who bought himself the Democratic nomination?

Who would have won, otherwise? Who did he "buy" it from?

Tom Wolf had a solid campaign and marketing strategy, and the war chest to back it up. By the way, there's not Democrat who ran in the primaries who can't beat Corbett.

No need to get defensive; I merely asked what the man stands for.


Ending your question after "Wolf" would have been 'merely asking what the man stands for'. The rest seemed to be/mean something else entirely.
 
2014-06-11 02:17:03 PM  

Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.


How did they do that? I did not find it in the article.
 
2014-06-11 02:17:26 PM  

gilgigamesh: Karac: Dahnkster: I will be glad when Sheldon is worm food. He is on the wrong side of EVERY issue and has the cash to influence elections even if so far, most of his presidential campaign donations were for naught. Just this week gave $2.5 million to fight medical marijuana use and came out against Florida's Amendment 2 which will be on the Nov ballot. (Along with the $100,000 from the Jenkins family that owns Publix grocery chain)

Fark Sheldon, cancer is too good for him. Also, FARK Publix grocery chain in the arse with a rusty spoon.


Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 2.

What in the world is a grocery store doing trying to prevent more people from being able to smoke weed?

Oh christ that's even worse.

....And ironic, since I can't count the times the munchies have driven me off the couch to raid their fantastic deli counter


Jesus. A little research reveals they also hate the homos. Er, sorry - they "support traditional marriage".

By firing people for being gay. You know, like Jesus would fire people.

*Sigh*. Au revoir, sweet, sweet deli bar. Goddammit.
 
2014-06-11 02:34:37 PM  

t3knomanser: bluorangefyre: Add to it he's found a way to be more corrupt than Ed Rendell could even dream of.

It's honestly amazing. I'm in Pittsburgh, and I know Corbett was originally popular in the area because of our general contention with Philly- since governors usually come from that side of the state, people were pretty happy to have anybody from this side get elected- even if he was a tea bagging moron.

Sadly, I believe this means there won't be much turnout in Pittsburgh to get Corbett chucked out- we hate him, but not with the firey passion that he truly deserves.


Yes we do. Ask anyone in any way connected to schools and education.
 
2014-06-11 02:37:51 PM  

jm105: Yes we do. Ask anyone in any way connected to schools and education.


Most of those people are the sorts who turn out to vote anyway. I hardly think Pittsburgh's going to go to Corbett, but anything 15 minutes outside of the city probably will.
 
2014-06-11 02:46:13 PM  

theknuckler_33: Wendy's Chili: The Lone Gunman: Wendy's Chili: Does anyone know anything about this Tom Wolf character who bought himself the Democratic nomination?

Who would have won, otherwise? Who did he "buy" it from?

Tom Wolf had a solid campaign and marketing strategy, and the war chest to back it up. By the way, there's not Democrat who ran in the primaries who can't beat Corbett.

No need to get defensive; I merely asked what the man stands for.

Ending your question after "Wolf" would have been 'merely asking what the man stands for'. The rest seemed to be/mean something else entirely.


What it means is that he came out of nowhere and used his personal fortune to blow past the other candidates in name recognition. I'm sorry if saying it out loud hurts a few butts, but that is what happened.
 
2014-06-11 02:47:05 PM  

I alone am best: Weaver95: I like how the local GOP tried to blame this on the democrats. That's just wonderful.

How did they do that? I did not find it in the article.


RGA spokesman Jon Thompson tried to blame notice of the mistake on Democrats in Pennsylvania.
"The RGA has transferred the donation out of the Pennsylvania account," Thompson said via email. "It's clear Democrats are desperate to talk about anything other than Tom Wolf's failed record."
 
2014-06-11 02:55:38 PM  

t3knomanser: Summoner101: Pittsburgh, the city of brotherly love.

Wait, no, that's Philly.  Pittsburgh is the complete opposite.

Based on my experiences with Philly, I think the "city of brotherly love" is like when the biggest, meanest guy you know is called "Tiny".


Philly is a city of neighborhoods. I loved growing up in East Oak Lane. A bunch of my coworkers live in Olney and are all neighbors who carpool in together. Some parts of the city are great, some parts are OK, and some parts need incendiary bombs dropped from helicopters.
 
2014-06-11 03:00:40 PM  

gilgigamesh: Oh christ that's even worse.

....And ironic, since I can't count the times the munchies have driven me off the couch to raid their fantastic deli counter


I know, right? Their mango key lime pie is ambrosia. I'm in a quandary. Chick Fil A is one thing, but for God's sake, we're talking about pie!
 
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