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(Huffington Post)   Here is a list of the 21 members of the U.S. Senate who probably aren't currently corrupt   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 136
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2014-07-16 06:11:11 PM
Are they politicians?  If answer = "yes" then assume corruption
 
2014-07-16 06:13:22 PM
Here is a list of the 21 members of the U.S. Senate who probably aren't currently corrupt know campaign finance inside and out, and are really REALLY good at not getting caught

FTFY
 
2014-07-16 06:20:42 PM
Mostly democrats?
 
2014-07-16 06:25:29 PM

sithon: Mostly democrats?


R: 2
I: 2
D: 17

So yeah.
 
2014-07-16 06:27:21 PM
I just sort of assumed both our Senators were corrupt. (They aren't on the list.)
 
2014-07-16 06:54:58 PM
Anyone who presumes that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is corrupt is an idiot.
 
2014-07-16 07:21:43 PM
I'm from dirty Jersey so I'm just going to keep my mouth shut.
 
2014-07-16 08:25:32 PM
Mark Begich, D-Alaska
Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
John Cornyn, R-Texas
Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Al Franken, D-Minn.
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.
Tim Johnson, D-S.D.
Angus King, I-Maine
Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Jack Reed, D-R.I.
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
John Walsh, D-Mont.
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I
Ron Wyden, D-Ore.


Plus Tester, Cochrane and Liz Warren?

So 2 Rs 2 Is and a bunch of Ds?

Meh, it's a start.
 
2014-07-16 09:31:14 PM
Why not report in real time???
 
2014-07-16 09:35:12 PM
That's an interesting definition of bipartisan you've got there. False equivalence is false.
 
2014-07-16 09:35:19 PM
Al Franken, D-Minn

Had a feeling he would be on the list.

Ron Wyden, D-Ore

That's my boy.
 
2014-07-16 09:36:18 PM
Unlike presidential hopefuls, U.S. House candidates and political groups, Senate candidates file campaign finance reports on paper with the Secretary of the Senate. That office, in turn, scans them and forwards them to the FEC, which then pays a private contractor to manually input data the reports contain.

WTF? So senate candidates (most likely staff flunkies) create paper finance reports, which get scanned, then emailed/faxed to the FEC, who then pays someone, a non-governmental person/company, to enter those farking figures in a computer?

...where can I get that data entry job?
 
2014-07-16 09:37:52 PM
Paper? Really?

I know these are old people, but come on now.
 
2014-07-16 09:40:57 PM
Seem to recall something like this happening in the UK where MPs didn't want the public to have easy access to their spending reports. So they released them as a huge number of TIFF files, which as graphic files aren't searchable. The MPs thought they won but a few public interest groups crowd sourced the conversion of the files into text documents at which point it was quite easy to see who had been using public money as their private bank account.

Indictments of MPs followed soon there after.
 
2014-07-16 09:42:35 PM
So, a list of politicians that will never be truly powerful?
 
2014-07-16 09:45:38 PM
Is this were the thread where I post BSABSVR?
 
2014-07-16 09:47:42 PM

AnonAmbientLight: Is this were the thread where I post BSABSVR?


They're not equally bad.
 
2014-07-16 09:51:23 PM
I stopped reading when I saw a D.
 
2014-07-16 09:51:35 PM

Bazzlex001: That's an interesting definition of bipartisan you've got there. False equivalence is false.


Well I guess some Republicans strive to lead ethically.  At least there are a couple.
 
2014-07-16 09:56:00 PM
Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

Good for her. I think she's actually doing a decent job representing MO in the Senate. Sure as hell beats having Todd Akin as our Senator.
 
2014-07-16 10:03:26 PM

Mrtraveler01: Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

Good for her. I think she's actually doing a decent job representing MO in the Senate. Sure as hell beats having Todd Akin as our Senator.


I can't believe I am going to have either Pat Roberts or Milton Wolf as one of my Senators next year. Makes me want to vomit profusely.
 
2014-07-16 10:03:29 PM
The true test of corruption in the senate will be their votes on whether or not to convict the most corrupt political figure in US history after his upcoming impeachment.
 
2014-07-16 10:07:43 PM

sendtodave: AnonAmbientLight: Is this were the thread where I post BSABSVR?

They're not equally bad.


I like to put it thusly... Saying "both sides are bad" is being obvious.

Saying "both sides are equally bad" is being oblivious.
 
2014-07-16 10:07:50 PM

quatchi: Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Jack Reed, D-R.I.
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.


Did not need to click to affirm this.
 
2014-07-16 10:12:55 PM
All but 3 are Democrats and one of those 3 is an independent.
 
2014-07-16 10:14:17 PM
Is Bernie Sanders on the list?

Yup, Bernie Sanders is on the list.
 
2014-07-16 10:19:23 PM
Something like 80% (or more) Americans get their healthcare coverage through their employers. You pay the same rates whether you are a man or a woman. I've never heard anyone complain about this. Suddenly, the same pooling of risk in the individual market causes this to be an outrage because reasons.
 
2014-07-16 10:19:47 PM

Noam Chimpsky: The true test of corruption in the senate will be their votes on whether or not to convict the most corrupt political figure in US history after his upcoming impeachment.


Huey Long is dead, as are Boss Tweed, and Bud Dwyer.
Randy Cunningham has been out of office since 2005.
Darth Cheney is also out of office.
 
2014-07-16 10:20:46 PM

enry: sithon: Mostly democrats?

R: 2
I: 2
D: 17

So yeah.


Or as the teatards will put it, 21 democrats.
 
2014-07-16 10:21:40 PM

teabaggingforjesus: All but 3 are Democrats and one of those 3 is an independent.


And this:  John Cornyn, R-Texas has to be a joke.
 
2014-07-16 10:21:54 PM
How do we get RRIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD of the rest?
 
2014-07-16 10:22:35 PM

theknuckler_33: Something like 80% (or more) Americans get their healthcare coverage through their employers. You pay the same rates whether you are a man or a woman. I've never heard anyone complain about this. Suddenly, the same pooling of risk in the individual market causes this to be an outrage because reasons.


Well, it appears I've posted in the wrong thread. Don't I have egg on my face.

/thank goodness it's just egg
 
2014-07-16 10:23:43 PM

ivan: How do we get RRIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD of the rest?


Pitchforks and torches work.
 
2014-07-16 10:24:36 PM
Neither one of my senators is on the list. I should have known better than to get my hopes up. It is Illinois, after all.

/Mark Kirk seems to be fairly honest, for a Republican politician, though.
//I would not mind too much if he was re-elected in 2016
///not that I would vote for any Republican, given the current state of the party
 
2014-07-16 10:26:35 PM

overfienduglar: ivan: How do we get RRIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD of the rest?

Pitchforks and torches work.


www.slate.com

But only of we can use it on the guys pulling their strings as well.
 
2014-07-16 10:27:45 PM

Sandelaphon: teabaggingforjesus: All but 3 are Democrats and one of those 3 is an independent.

And this:  John Cornyn, R-Texas has to be a joke.


Maybe he's just open about being a shill for the oil industry?
 
2014-07-16 10:29:20 PM

Noam Chimpsky: The true test of corruption in the senate will be their votes on whether or not to convict the most corrupt political figure in US history after his upcoming impeachment.


It's a little too late to impeach Reagan, sorry dude.
 
2014-07-16 10:48:40 PM

meat0918: Why not report in real time???


Far out man, far out.
 
2014-07-16 10:52:44 PM

theknuckler_33: theknuckler_33: Something like 80% (or more) Americans get their healthcare coverage through their employers. You pay the same rates whether you are a man or a woman. I've never heard anyone complain about this. Suddenly, the same pooling of risk in the individual market causes this to be an outrage because reasons.

Well, it appears I've posted in the wrong thread. Don't I have egg on my face.

/thank goodness it's just egg


Yes, thank goodness. Obamacare includes mandatory coverage for cleaning up eggs from your face!
 
2014-07-16 10:54:48 PM

neongoats: Noam Chimpsky: The true test of corruption in the senate will be their votes on whether or not to convict the most corrupt political figure in US history after his upcoming impeachment.

It's a little too late to impeach Reagan, sorry dude.


I'm talking about corruption, not disliking a politician because he didn't tax people enough or hand out bigger welfare checks.
 
2014-07-16 11:02:12 PM
Both of my senators are on the list.  But my Rep. is Darrell Issa so I guess it evens out.
 
2014-07-16 11:08:49 PM
Here is a list of the 21 members of the U.S. Senate who probably aren't currently corrupt

quatchi: Mark Begich, D-Alaska
Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
John Cornyn, R-Texas
Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Al Franken, D-Minn.
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.
Tim Johnson, D-S.D.
Angus King, I-Maine
Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Jack Reed, D-R.I.
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
John Walsh, D-Mont.
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I
Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Plus Tester, Cochrane and Liz Warren?

So 2 Rs 2 Is and a bunch of Ds?

Meh, it's a start.


Feinstein is  one of the most corrupt members of Congress.
 
2014-07-16 11:10:48 PM
Not corrupt? In the Senate? Oh no, you're quite wrong.
 
2014-07-16 11:12:01 PM

Noam Chimpsky: bunch of stupid derp


Yeah I guess we all imagined iran-contra, huh.
 
2014-07-16 11:16:48 PM

Noam Chimpsky: I stopped reading when I saw a D.


I stopped reading when it said senator and not corrupt.

But you keep believing your team is better.
 
2014-07-16 11:21:39 PM

quatchi: sendtodave: AnonAmbientLight: Is this were the thread where I post BSABSVR?

They're not equally bad.

I like to put it thusly... Saying "both sides are bad" is being obvious.

Saying "both sides are equally bad" is being oblivious.


Well put.
 
2014-07-16 11:22:08 PM

Noam Chimpsky: I stopped reading when I saw a D.


You must live a terribly circumscribed life.
 
2014-07-16 11:40:29 PM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Noam Chimpsky: I stopped reading when I saw a D.

You must live a terribly circumscribed life.


Actually, he lives a terribly circumcised life. He was the victim of a nearsighted mohel with the caffeine jitters.
 
2014-07-16 11:41:46 PM

Fark It: Here is a list of the 21 members of the U.S. Senate who probably aren't currently corrupt

quatchi: Mark Begich, D-Alaska
Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
John Cornyn, R-Texas
Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Al Franken, D-Minn.
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.
Tim Johnson, D-S.D.
Angus King, I-Maine
Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Jack Reed, D-R.I.
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
John Walsh, D-Mont.
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I
Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Plus Tester, Cochrane and Liz Warren?

So 2 Rs 2 Is and a bunch of Ds?

Meh, it's a start.

Feinstein is  one of the most corrupt members of Congress.


Exactly ... well there goes the wishful thinking of all of them  (or at least trying to promote them) not being corrupt. And of course the farkers fapping to the " see almost all are dems so that proves the reps are all corrupt..yada yada yada"  will still use this as proof of something?
 
2014-07-16 11:54:56 PM

Serious Black: theknuckler_33: theknuckler_33: Something like 80% (or more) Americans get their healthcare coverage through their employers. You pay the same rates whether you are a man or a woman. I've never heard anyone complain about this. Suddenly, the same pooling of risk in the individual market causes this to be an outrage because reasons.

Well, it appears I've posted in the wrong thread. Don't I have egg on my face.

/thank goodness it's just egg

Yes, thank goodness. Obamacare includes mandatory coverage for cleaning up eggs from your face!


I... uh...

nevermind.
 
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