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(The Daily Beast)   Richard Mellon Scaife the man who bankrolled the "vast right-wing conspiracy" that created Whitewater, "Troopergate" and almost all the other Clinton-era "scandals" died July 4th, but not before he and Hillary became close friends   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 124
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2014-07-07 07:32:59 PM  

Rent Party: Wait wait wait....

You mean the fabulously wealthy oligarchs that control the entire farking country aren't really divided by issues, but  are instead united by their love of money?

Why, it's almost as if politics is nothing other than theater to keep the plebes entertained!



Stand by for a special NBC report from....................... Chelsea Clinton.
 
2014-07-07 08:18:48 PM  

nickdaisy: I refuse to vote for another Clinton or Bush.


Okay, Bush I get. Third generation political dynasty family with a terrible track record.

Yes, avoid. Hillary on the other hand is a political animal in her own right and has been since before she met and married Bill. The comparison is inapt.

A Clinton dynasty by definition would involve offspring of the Clintons.

In order to break free of this tendency towards political power running in families what do you suggest?

I'm 100% behind Rand Paul in 2016

Aaaaand that's where I stop taking you seriously.
 
2014-07-07 08:22:25 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Scaife was a big deal in my neck of the woods. He had his hands in a lot of non-profits, think tanks, and media in order to facilitate his agenda. It'll be interesting to hear the dirt that comes out over the next few months. (It'll also be interesting to see which ones collapse without his largess.)


Besides the Sports section, the Tribune Review was basically Fox News in newsprint. And just as worthless too.
 
2014-07-07 08:25:33 PM  

Headso: CptnSpldng: HotWingConspiracy: So many graves to piss on.

Maybe if you hurry you could have a bowl of Cinncinnati chili and leave a deposit in the grave before they fill it in.

Cincinnati chili becomes a Cleveland steamer?


Does that make the intestines I-71?
 
2014-07-07 08:27:31 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: NotoriousW.O.P: I worked for the Pittsburgh Trib for a while. Unfortunately, any good journalism they turned out (and they were capable of turning out good journalism) was overshadowed by an editorial page that reflected Scaife's political views -- which could turn bizarre (for example, an editorial suggested that Katharine Graham had her husband killed and took over the Washington Post).
I think it's particularly telling that the only people who are speaking well about him are the ones who drew a paycheck from him -- and might not continue to do so for much longer. According to divorce filings from his second wife, the Trib lost about $30 million a year, and I can't imagine things have gotten better. The one owner who could stomach those kinds of losses is dead now, and I've got a lot of friends still at the Trib who are kind of nervous right now.

Expect a dramatic downturn.

People want news: but they don't. Want to pay for it.


That and the Post-Gazette still leads in Pittsburgh. The Trib would be better off going back to a Greensburg newspaper and sticking with their regional outlets.
 
2014-07-07 08:32:01 PM  
Remember kids, its only a "scandal" if it involves a Democrat.  Otherwise its a SCANDAL and you can draw insane conclusions based on loosely correlated 'facts' and then repeat them 100,000 times until everyone thinks its true.
 
2014-07-07 08:41:43 PM  
So if I understand the point of this article, as long as you support same sex marriage, family planning and ending the war on drugs everything else is forgiven.
 
2014-07-07 08:44:25 PM  

cleek: Hillary is also "good friends" with Henry Kissinger.

because she's such a liberal.


Well to be fair the President Kissinger served under was one of the last liberal presidents we had.
 
2014-07-07 08:59:43 PM  
My Momma always told me one should only speak good of the dead.

Richard Mellon Scaife is dead.


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2014-07-07 09:08:46 PM  
Rest in Peace Dick Melon
 
2014-07-07 09:09:49 PM  
This happened  with both former governor George Wallace and with Lee Atwater. Atwater died of a brain tumor. I tend to believe his me culpa was genuine and sincere. I wouldn't believe anything George Wallace told me but apparently many, many blacks and others in Arkansas forgave him.

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/16/opinion/forgiving-george-wallace.h tm l

PBS did a documentary on George Wallace called Setting the Woods on Fire. Pretty interesting.
 
2014-07-07 09:15:51 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Hilary Rodham Clinton has always been a corporatist. Before she became Fist Lady,


Scariest super villain ever..
 
2014-07-07 09:31:00 PM  
It is possible to admire someone and disagree with them. I disagree with Hillary on most things, but I respect her acumen.  She is one of the few true intellectuals in Washington and as far as those dudes she allegedly had killed in the 80s and 90s...lets just say they had it coming.
 
2014-07-07 09:35:00 PM  

PunGent: TV's Vinnie: Hilary Rodham Clinton has always been a corporatist. Before she became Fist Lady,

Scariest super villain ever..

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2014-07-07 09:47:22 PM  

EyeballKid: If there's such a thing as Hell, Richard Mellon Scaife is home now.


Amen to that.
 
2014-07-07 10:07:02 PM  

Infernalist: I still remember the GOP jumping up and down and screaming "He had sex in the oval office!!11one" and the rest of us went '...cool'


No, we went "Jeez Bill, can't you do better than that?  Chase something worthwhile damn it!"
 
2014-07-07 11:32:40 PM  

anfrind: nickdaisy: to the guy who said libertarians don't offer solutions-- if you believe in government being the primary source of solutions-- you're correct. But that wasn't my point. My point was that people like you and me, who hold very different political views, don't have much of a choice. It's vote for this bank's candidate or that bank's candidate.

You're still not offering any solutions.


I have a few, and they are pretty damn simple too. We could let anybody get married. We could stop putting people in prison for doing or selling drugs. We could stop putting people in jail for engaging in or soliciting prostitution. We could stop putting people in jail for gambling... You know, the simple stuff of getting the government you idiots implemented out of shiat that they never should have been involved in in the first place.
 
2014-07-07 11:33:47 PM  

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Well, it should be. I'm peein'.


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2014-07-07 11:36:08 PM  
Damn you dabs! This was supposed to go in the 'Smoking Gun' Mugshot round-up!
 
2014-07-08 12:06:36 AM  
I think I may need to bookmark this thread, with all the disdain for Hillary Clinton from a good chunk of us Farklibs, for the 2016 general election race and beyond, when we'll be told that we worship the ground Hillary walks on.

Count me in on the disdain, by the way. Given a chance, I'll vote for anyone remotely viable besides Clinton in the Democratic primaries/caucuses, but if she gets the nom, I'll take her over almost anyone who's actually likely to get through the Republican primaries.

/don't waste my time with "but but third party" unless we get to use IRV, approval voting, or anything like that in Presidental elections by then
//odds of that are slightly lower than those of Ralph Nader getting the Republican nomination
 
2014-07-08 01:18:39 AM  

GameSprocket: The problem with Hillary running for President is that it would be a race between a hard-core conservative willing to sell their soul for a political career and whoever the GOP picks.

Seriously, I don't like Hillary. She co-sponsored a bill to criminalize flag-burning, for God's sake! I have never met anyone who has burned a flag as part of a protest who was not a total douche, but you can't say it isn't political speech. It is one of the most clear-cut cases of "I don't like it, but I will defend your right to do it" that there is.


How is burning a flag speech? Speech is speech. Burning is burning....and I am off to burn one (not Old Glory, you dorks.)
 
2014-07-08 03:03:00 AM  
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/still can't get no respect
//RICHARD Thornton MELLON
 
2014-07-08 11:39:43 AM  

umad: anfrind: nickdaisy: to the guy who said libertarians don't offer solutions-- if you believe in government being the primary source of solutions-- you're correct. But that wasn't my point. My point was that people like you and me, who hold very different political views, don't have much of a choice. It's vote for this bank's candidate or that bank's candidate.

You're still not offering any solutions.

I have a few, and they are pretty damn simple too. We could let anybody get married. We could stop putting people in prison for doing or selling drugs. We could stop putting people in jail for engaging in or soliciting prostitution. We could stop putting people in jail for gambling... You know, the simple stuff of getting the government you idiots implemented out of shiat that they never should have been involved in in the first place.


Love it when I see this because it ignores the fact that marriage was a civil thing before it became a religious one.
 
2014-07-08 12:07:12 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Love it when I see this because it ignores the fact that marriage was a civil thing before it became a religious one.


Love it when I see this because it proves the fact that so-called "progressives" support the government telling you who you can or can't marry as long as libertarians are against it.

It isn't ignoring shiat. Religious institutions don't have the power or authority to enforce contracts and they never have. They had to get the government to do their dirty work for them. The government which has no farking business telling us what is or isn't 'moral'.
 
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