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(The Wire)   McConnell's attempts to paint his opponent as "anti-coal" would probably work better if his wife weren't on the board of a charity that gave $50 million to the Sierra Club's "Beyond Coal" initiative and a bank that recently divested all coal holdings   (thewire.com) divider line 143
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2014-08-11 09:12:51 PM  
Opponent
anti-coal
weren't
divested

So because his wife, McConnell is not not not anti-coal?
 
2014-08-11 09:48:16 PM  
If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.
 
2014-08-11 10:29:26 PM  

dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.


If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.
 
2014-08-11 10:31:16 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.


An empty shell?
 
2014-08-11 10:32:28 PM  
Doesn't matter what ACTUAL reality is.

Perception IS reality.

The Republican party has known this for a while and is why things are the way they are, and they are winning.
 
2014-08-11 10:32:40 PM  

Shouldn't we all be "anti-coal?" Coal's a necessary evil, not a desirable option.

 
2014-08-11 10:33:31 PM  

Alphax: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.

An empty shell?


Yeah, forking autocorrect.
 
2014-08-11 10:37:57 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.


So your viewpoint is that a husband is responsible for the decisions that his wife makes?

Prototip: it is 2014. Come out of the dark ages.
 
2014-08-11 10:38:43 PM  
what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?
 
2014-08-11 10:41:23 PM  

FormlessOne: Shouldn't we all be "anti-coal?" Coal's a necessary evil, not a desirable option.


You don't understand! Coal is clean and limitless and furthermore.

It's amazing how the segment of the population who denies the existence of dinosaurs is the same segment that will only use dinosaur juice and dinosaur turds for energy...
 
2014-08-11 10:42:12 PM  
He might also be anti-toxic sludge too.   Git a rope!
 
2014-08-11 10:42:18 PM  

RanDomino: what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?


State. Farked up state.
 
2014-08-11 10:42:30 PM  

The sofa: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.

So your viewpoint is that a husband is responsible for the decisions that his wife makes?

Prototip: it is 2014. Come out of the dark ages.


Newsflash.  People who have been married a very long time tend to make decisions together, especially if it involves giant sums of money.
 
2014-08-11 10:42:57 PM  

RanDomino: what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?


Even the coal miners are anti-coal, until you say something against coal.
They hate the mines, but they hate the idea of having no livelihood even more.
 
2014-08-11 10:46:04 PM  

The sofa: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.

So your viewpoint is that a husband is responsible for the decisions that his wife makes?

Prototip: it is 2014. Come out of the dark ages.


A woman has no right to make a decision without the God-given authority of her husband and master.  To suggest otherwise is indicative of the Godless, America-hating, negro-liberal, ivory tower intellectualism that has infected the USA for too long.  Your treason has been noted; govern yourself better, or your betters will have to treat with you as the Israelites did with the heathens of Canaan.
 
2014-08-11 10:46:31 PM  
Is his wife running for Vice Senator or something?
 
2014-08-11 10:48:55 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: RanDomino: what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?

Even the coal miners are anti-coal, until you say something against coal.
They hate the mines, but they hate the idea of having no livelihood even more.


I'm sure they'd rather make solar panels and avoid black lung and see daylight.
 
2014-08-11 10:49:52 PM  

RanDomino: what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?


McConnell is trying to pretend now that this is an unwarranted attack on "family members".

Like "your wife is on the board of a charity with a progressive pro-environmental mindset" is somehow a vicious attack on her character.

I guess in Kentucky it is.

Ties to coal industry money has determined many outcomes in Kentucky politics for generations now.

The irony here for me is that the one thing McConnell actually does right in his life (technically his wife did it but close enough to count in my book) is the thing that might sink him at the polls.

Grimey needs to bring this up a lot.

/Go Grimey!
 
2014-08-11 10:50:50 PM  

rkiller1: Opponent
anti-coal
weren't
divested

So because his wife, McConnell is not not not anti-coal?


I didn't not have to won't read the headline a few times to work it All out
 
2014-08-11 10:51:38 PM  

phalamir: The sofa: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.

So your viewpoint is that a husband is responsible for the decisions that his wife makes?

Prototip: it is 2014. Come out of the dark ages.

A woman has no right to make a decision without the God-given authority of her husband and master.  To suggest otherwise is indicative of the Godless, America-hating, negro-liberal, ivory tower intellectualism that has infected the USA for too long.  Your treason has been noted; govern yourself better, or your betters will have to treat with you as the Israelites did with the heathens of Canaan.


Never been able to figure out why they think that supposed to be an insult to us. By definition, aren't we generally opposed to building things from ivory?

/heh... negro-liberal
 
2014-08-11 10:51:56 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Alphax: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.

An empty shell?

Yeah, forking autocorrect.


Duck off.
 
2014-08-11 10:52:20 PM  
The McConnell campaign already responded to this revelation with the typical "families are off limits" whargarrrrbl.

This however, is relevant.  If you try to paint your opponent as being wrong and out of touch on a certain issue, you might want to make sure your wife doesn't agree with them.
 
2014-08-11 10:54:57 PM  

brandent: The sofa: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.

So your viewpoint is that a husband is responsible for the decisions that his wife makes?

Prototip: it is 2014. Come out of the dark ages.

Newsflash.  People who have been married a very long time tend to make decisions together, especially if it involves giant sums of money.


It would behoove you to actually RTFA.

Alternatively: Reading comprehension much?
 
2014-08-11 10:56:22 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: RanDomino: what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?

Even the coal miners are anti-coal, until you say something against coal.
They hate the mines, but they hate the idea of having no livelihood even more.


izquotes.com
 
2014-08-11 10:58:46 PM  

Zerochance: The McConnell campaign already responded to this revelation with the typical "families are off limits" whargarrrrbl.

This however, is relevant.  If you try to paint your opponent as being wrong and out of touch on a certain issue, you might want to make sure your wife doesn't agree with them.


So you are saying your wife has to agree with your viewpoints?

Let me guess, you also think she should get you a sandwich and wait in the kitchen for your next request.
 
2014-08-11 10:59:27 PM  
The Board made the decision before his wife joined.
This is some serious concern trolling.


OMG Mrs. Chao, you married an American? Did you know that Americans used Chinese slave labor to build the railroads and were very unfriendly to them?
 
2014-08-11 10:59:42 PM  
So if we shouldn't be talking about the spouse when someone is running for election then these two need an apology from a bunch of people
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2014-08-11 11:03:04 PM  
The other development in this race today is that there will be a Libertarian on the ballot.  A small town cop with no political experience, but his name will be there with the Libertarian label.

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/08/11/3375528/libertarian-david-patters on -files.html?sp=/99/322/&ihp=1
 
2014-08-11 11:03:38 PM  
and a bank that recently divested all coal holdings

I bet their profit loss will be divestating.
 
2014-08-11 11:07:54 PM  

FormlessOne: Shouldn't we all be "anti-coal?" Coal's a necessary evil, not a desirable option.


In Appalachia, it's still a farking industry. All the necessary evils come from somewhere. People's lives revolve around producing the evil.
 
2014-08-11 11:08:10 PM  
If someone sat in a parking lot of a McConnell rally and rolled coal, and just happen to be upwind, would they get applauded or arrested?
 
2014-08-11 11:12:31 PM  

moothemagiccow: FormlessOne: Shouldn't we all be "anti-coal?" Coal's a necessary evil, not a desirable option.

In Appalachia, it's still a farking industry. All the necessary evils come from somewhere. People's lives revolve around producing the evil.


I live in Washington. It's a farking industry here, too. Doesn't make it any less evil, and using the industry to justify the evil is foolish at best.
 
2014-08-11 11:19:07 PM  

The sofa: So your viewpoint is that a husband is responsible for the decisions that his wife makes?

Prototip: it is 2014. Come out of the dark ages.


Hi.  You must be visiting here from some future date where politics has been abolished.  In 2014, the Senate Minority Leader should absolutely know what his wife is doing.  I mean, Eric Cantor's wife worked for Goldman Sachs and the Cantors were invested in funds that would have benefited from an economic downturn, say one induced (hypothetically) by a government shutdown.  That's kind of important to know, but I guess it isn't a big deal in the utopia you come from.
 
2014-08-11 11:19:09 PM  
I remember how angry the Libs were with Bill because his wife was on the board of Walmart especially as they were fighting unions. It became a big issue during the primaries and he was unable to win the election in 1992.
 
2014-08-11 11:21:59 PM  

12349876: The other development in this race today is that there will be a Libertarian on the ballot.  A small town cop with no political experience, but his name will be there with the Libertarian label.

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/08/11/3375528/libertarian-david-patters on -files.html?sp=/99/322/&ihp=1


Running false-flag Libertarian/Constitution Party/American Nazi Party candidates should be a regular thing Dems are doing to siphon off a guaranteed 2-3 percentage points in every election.  Find some blank-slate local bureaucrat or Walmart manager willing to play along, do the petition thing to get the name on the ballot, put up a skeleton campaign webpage, then say absolutely nothing to anyone until after the election

/I'll do it for $50k, but only if I get to go on MSNBC afterward and scream "LOLITROLU" after I get the democrat elected
//Eh, who am I kidding, this is Nebraska.  The democrat would lose if he was running unopposed.
 
2014-08-11 11:22:12 PM  

spongeboob: So if we shouldn't be talking about the spouse when someone is running for election then these two need an apology from a bunch of people


I don't remember a lot of discussion about her in 1992. In 1996 after running the healthcare task force there was more talk but at that point she was working on policy in a formal role.
 
2014-08-11 11:22:51 PM  

The sofa: I remember how angry the Libs were with Bill because his wife was on the board of Walmart especially as they were fighting unions. It became a big issue during the primaries and he was unable to win the election in 1992.


As bad as they might have been back then, they've gotten 100 times worse since Hillary left and much more importantly Sam died.
 
2014-08-11 11:25:21 PM  

Mentat: The sofa: So your viewpoint is that a husband is responsible for the decisions that his wife makes?

Prototip: it is 2014. Come out of the dark ages.

Hi.  You must be visiting here from some future date where politics has been abolished.  In 2014, the Senate Minority Leader should absolutely know what his wife is doing.  I mean, Eric Cantor's wife worked for Goldman Sachs and the Cantors were invested in funds that would have benefited from an economic downturn, say one induced (hypothetically) by a government shutdown.  That's kind of important to know, but I guess it isn't a big deal in the utopia you come from.


Strawman typing detected.

It is fine that he knows or not. But at the end of the day it is HER decision about what SHE supports

You neocons are all the same. You think a woman should fall in line with her husbands views.

Stop the war on woman!
 
2014-08-11 11:26:50 PM  

Giltric: The Board made the decision before his wife joined.
This is some serious concern trolling.


So... here's an idea: Maybe she shouldn't have joined the board if it's goals opposed her husband's platform?
 
2014-08-11 11:29:21 PM  

The sofa: spongeboob: So if we shouldn't be talking about the spouse when someone is running for election then these two need an apology from a bunch of people

I don't remember a lot of discussion about her in 1992. In 1996 after running the healthcare task force there was more talk but at that point she was working on policy in a formal role.


 Beginning with Daniel Wattenberg's August 1992 The American Spectator article "The Lady Macbeth of Little Rock", Hillary Clinton's own past ideological and ethical record came under conservative attack.[77] At least twenty other articles in major publications also drew comparisons between her and Lady Macbeth
 
2014-08-11 11:30:33 PM  

The sofa: Mentat: The sofa: So your viewpoint is that a husband is responsible for the decisions that his wife makes?

Prototip: it is 2014. Come out of the dark ages.

Strawman typing detected.

It is fine that he knows or not. But at the end of the day it is HER decision about what SHE supports

You neocons are all the same.


A 9-week old vs. a 12 year old.  Oh, this is gonna be good.
 
2014-08-11 11:30:43 PM  

12349876: The sofa: I remember how angry the Libs were with Bill because his wife was on the board of Walmart especially as they were fighting unions. It became a big issue during the primaries and he was unable to win the election in 1992.

As bad as they might have been back then, they've gotten 100 times worse since Hillary left and much more importantly Sam died.


Nope.

During that time was when they had the big union battles led by board member john Tate who famously declared that unions were "blood sucking parasites"

He had sam's full support.
 
2014-08-11 11:34:39 PM  

spongeboob: The sofa: spongeboob: So if we shouldn't be talking about the spouse when someone is running for election then these two need an apology from a bunch of people

I don't remember a lot of discussion about her in 1992. In 1996 after running the healthcare task force there was more talk but at that point she was working on policy in a formal role.

 Beginning with Daniel Wattenberg's August 1992 The American Spectator article "The Lady Macbeth of Little Rock", Hillary Clinton's own past ideological and ethical record came under conservative attack.[77] At least twenty other articles in major publications also drew comparisons between her and Lady Macbeth


Whoa nelly!
I stand corrected

20 articles about a candidate during an election year!!! That is like 60% of all the articles written!
 
2014-08-11 11:36:37 PM  
 
2014-08-11 11:42:39 PM  

The sofa: spongeboob: The sofa: spongeboob: So if we shouldn't be talking about the spouse when someone is running for election then these two need an apology from a bunch of people

I don't remember a lot of discussion about her in 1992. In 1996 after running the healthcare task force there was more talk but at that point she was working on policy in a formal role.

 Beginning with Daniel Wattenberg's August 1992 The American Spectator article "The Lady Macbeth of Little Rock", Hillary Clinton's own past ideological and ethical record came under conservative attack.[77] At least twenty other articles in major publications also drew comparisons between her and Lady Macbeth

Whoa nelly!
I stand corrected

20 articles about a candidate during an election year!!! That is like 60% of all the articles written!


...and you're wasting our time. Got it.
 
2014-08-11 11:43:01 PM  

enry: Sergeant Grumbles: RanDomino: what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?

Even the coal miners are anti-coal, until you say something against coal.
They hate the mines, but they hate the idea of having no livelihood even more.

I'm sure they'd rather make solar panels and avoid black lung and see daylight.


And be the next Solyndra?  No they wouldn't.

Sergeant Grumbles: RanDomino: what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?

Even the coal miners are anti-coal, until you say something against coal.
They hate the mines, but they hate the idea of having no livelihood even more.


Pretty much this.

I'm volunteering for the Grimes campaign, and the two planks of her candidacy, as far as I can tell, are Roll Coal and Raise Wages.  They call it a "focus on jobs."  The actual liberals at the volunteer meetings all agree we're holding our noses (get it?) and voting for her.

There is no actual liberal candidate, and voting against McConnell is good enough for me.  He needs to go!
 
2014-08-11 11:43:41 PM  

enry: Sergeant Grumbles: RanDomino: what kind of an insane farked-up world is this where being anti-coal is somehow a bad thing?

Even the coal miners are anti-coal, until you say something against coal.
They hate the mines, but they hate the idea of having no livelihood even more.

I'm sure they'd rather make solar panels and avoid black lung and see daylight.


I worked with a woman from West Virginia.  Yeah, they're suppose to wear respirators in the mines, but it's a sign of weakness if you do.  They actively try to get black lung because it shows they're not pussies.

Coal miners are retarded.
 
2014-08-11 11:49:22 PM  

The sofa: spongeboob: The sofa: spongeboob: So if we shouldn't be talking about the spouse when someone is running for election then these two need an apology from a bunch of people

I don't remember a lot of discussion about her in 1992. In 1996 after running the healthcare task force there was more talk but at that point she was working on policy in a formal role.

 Beginning with Daniel Wattenberg's August 1992 The American Spectator article "The Lady Macbeth of Little Rock", Hillary Clinton's own past ideological and ethical record came under conservative attack.[77] At least twenty other articles in major publications also drew comparisons between her and Lady Macbeth

Whoa nelly!
I stand corrected

20 articles about a candidate during an election year!!! That is like 60% of all the articles written!


20 articles about the spouse of a candidate, learn to read.
 
2014-08-11 11:49:34 PM  

Alphax: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dookdookdook: If you're trying to make me like Turtleface, this is way too little, way too late.

If it makes you feel any better, by saying one thing and putting money somewhere else, he's just shown himself to be an empty shill who'll say anything to get elected.

An empty shell?


www.gengame.net
 
2014-08-11 11:54:02 PM  

dookdookdook: spongeboob:  Daniel Wattenberg

*thinks to self* Name sounds vaguely familiar, should I know who this guy is?

Daniel Wattenberg was a singer and songwriter with several punk rock bands...Wattenberg retired from music in 1983 to join the US State Department.


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I am going to wait for those citations needed to roll in before I buy that.
 
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