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Forum Post: Documents Found in Meth House Bare Inner Workings of Dark Money Group

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 29, 2012, 2:10 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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The boxes landed in the office of Montana investigators in March 2011.

Found in a meth house in Colorado, they were somewhat of a mystery, holding files on 23 conservative candidates in state races in Montana. They were filled with candidate surveys and mailers that said they were paid for by campaigns, and fliers and bank records from outside spending groups. One folder was labeled "Montana $ Bomb."

The documents pointed to one outside group pulling the candidates' strings: a social welfare nonprofit called Western Tradition Partnership, or WTP. Read the rest here

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (34893) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Money out of politics - NOW

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13575) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

LoL!

Is the house of cards about to fall? hahaha

we can only hope.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34893) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Hey ZD - and good afternoon ( I hope - as you guys out east of me look to have a rough week ahead ) - tis insane how hard those ( some of those ) with money seem to be trying to burn the whole place to the ground.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13575) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

It was crazy - the clouds were all headed west two days ago, and yesterday they were all headed northwest - totally the wrong direction. We got off easy over all, the power never flickered up here. The southern part of Vermont lost power, not sure if Tunbridge was as far north as the power outages got or not.

Underhill, which is north of me, had a 60 mph wind gust - but high winds didn't seem to persist for any length of time for most of northern Vermont.

We got off easy.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34893) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Good to hear from you - glad you made it through OK. Nasty f'n storm.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13575) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

We got really lucky up here. What happened in NY is what I was afraid would happen with Irene - with the tunnels flooded it makes me wonder how many homeless people drowned. They don't live in the subway, but they do inhabit the tunnels associated with the subway.

Hurricane Sandy -

  • Barometric Pressure: 948 mb beats 961 mb set in 1932; Altantic City, N.J.

  • Hurricane force winds - 350 miles wide

  • Tropical force winds - 1040 miles wide

    • Second only to hurrican Olga, 2001
  • High water mark - 13.88 feet at Battery Park, N.Y., previous record 10.02 set in 1960 by hurricane Donna.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/how-hurricane-sandy-compares-to-the-worst-us-natural-disasters

Frankenstorm - or Snowicane - Snowfall amounts from Superstorm Sandy as of Oct. 30, 2012. - CREDIT: NOAA

  • 1804, upstate NY and New England saw snow,

  • Hurrican Ginny, 1962 brough snow to Maine;

  • 2005 Hurricane Wilma dumped 20 inches in West Virginia;

  • 2012 Hurrican Sandy

    • 26 inches, Redhouse, Md
    • 24 inches, Alpine Lake, W. Va.
    • 18 inches, Newfound Gap, Tenn.

http://www.livescience.com/24396-superstorm-sandy-snow.html

.

and they say there ain't no Global Warming

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34893) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I am concerned about what happened to the homeless in New York as well - you read my mind - as that was the 1st thing I thought of when the flooding of subways and tunnels ( just the possibility ) was 1st mentioned. I wonder if their deaths will be mentioned and remorse-d.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13575) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I would be surprised to hear they were even counted among the dead, myself. But who knows . . .

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34893) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

One can hope for a moment of humanity to show-up.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Innit?

It isn't falling fast enough.

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13575) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

the ads are really beginning to drive me a bit nuts. the fuckers lie - Randy Brock is demanding information on settlements over sexual harrassment and the way it was spun up it sounded as if he had information indicating the Governor had been accused - it's such bullshit - if you don't have a platform then simply tarnish your opponent with specious allegations.

the fuckers

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

It is all bullshit.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

We are hoping. And we can be investigating, and fighting.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13575) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I think the dems, including the President, have been attempting to maintain high ground at the expense of the law. If they prosecute misconduct we know that repelican fucks will insist that it is simply partisan witch hunting.

the fuckers fail to acknowledge they are fuckin witches - and we don't need to hunt - we just need to hang them.

I am speaking metaphorically of course. But the failure to prosecute this kind of misconduct has consequences. It creates a situation where this kind of misconduct becomes not only acceptable -

the conduct becomes more widespread

and creates a state of lawlessness.

In a state of lawlessness, there can be only one just solution.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34893) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Good comment. Spare the rod - spoil the society. Those at the top need to be held accountable to the law same as those at the bottom and everywhere in between.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

My preference is to implement that one just solution without violence of course, but I do agree with your assessment.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13575) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

From SourceWatch:

Western Tradition Partnership (WTP) -- which changed its name in 2010 to American Tradition Partnership (ATP), and spun off the 501(c)(3) Western Tradition Institute (WTI) -- is a radical anti-environmental organization linked to the law firm of Colorado's now-Secretary of State, Scott Gessler[1],[2].

2010: Breaking state campaign law

An article in the October 22, 2010 Montana Missoulian reported that the Western Tradition Partnership broke state campaign laws when it mailed fliers attacking legislative candidates in the run-up to an election without registering as a political committee and publicly disclosing the source and disposition of its funds. Aa two-year investigation of the group uncovered a PowerPoint presentation created in 2010 that said the group planned to spend $537,000 on Montana elections that year. The state Commission of political practices said the group should pay civil penalties and face further investigation. [10]

there is a bit more on SourceWatch

The fuckers should be shot.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

should pay civil penalties and face further investigation

but won't.

I forgot that I made this thread. Thanks.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13575) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I've been scaring myself lately in that department. I cashed a check at the bank, and completely forgot I had already signed it - so I went back to the teller and totally embarrassed myself.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

lol

[-] 1 points by shooz (17935) 1 year ago

(R)epelican'ts and meth?

Who would have thought?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

IDK. At one time it was, Repelican'ts and bathroom stalls in airports? Who would have thought?

[-] 0 points by shooz (17935) 1 year ago

Speed, like greed............................kills.

In combination?

It kills even faster, but not before doing damage elsewhere.