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Forum Post: Kochs v. Democracy

Posted 3 months ago on April 1, 2014, 12:05 p.m. EST by shooz (17944)
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You had to know they don't much care for it. It can have a negative impact on their bottom line, so they attack it in every way they can.

"The Republican Party is now the enemy of our country’s institutions as much as the old Communist Party ever was, and it is as devoted to acquiring total power.

Many have observed a strange psychology of projection on the part of the radical American right. What they are often doing themselves they accuse liberals, progressives or others of doing. Voting fraud seems far more often found on the right than anywhere else. The moral claims they make about themselves in almost every instance are far better exemplified by their political opponents. For example, divorce rates are lowest in Massachusetts which allows gay marriage, and highest in states that have constitutionally banned it. What we see seems to be a mixture of psychological pathology and an attempt to make critical thinking by other Americans as well as themselves almost impossible. I believe it is no accident. Critical thinking is what many in positions of authority do not want. Division is better. It blinds people as to what is happening around them."

http://dizerega.com/2013/10/08/the-kochs-role-in-the-conspiracy-against-american-democracy/

The Kochs= the REAL drive to divide.

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[-] 4 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 3 months ago

he Koch Network: A Cartological Guide ~ A Maze of Money

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/01/koch-network-a-cartological-guide.html

[-] -1 points by shooz (17944) 3 months ago

$400,000,000.00+ a year and counting. But don't worry, it couldn't possibly make any difference, could it?

By the way, that $400,000,000.00 was paid for by their so called customers, without their concent.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

I'm tellin' ya. We need a study. These fukers are a clear and present danger to the nation. It is not merely in our national interest - the issue of Global Warming and the right wing reaction to it over the course of the entire past two decades makes it abundantly clear - this is a matter of national security of immediate and pressing concern.

Once the entirety of the United States defense establishment becomes not only cognizant of but sufficiently motivated to respond to this internal threat, I predict, the news will become far more entertaining than it has in years.

And I for one simply cannot wait . . .

[-] -1 points by shooz (17944) 3 months ago

At this point a study would be redundant.

A search through this web site should provide enough to toss them in one of their privatized prisons.

There's nothing good about them.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

toss them in one of their privatized prisons.

haha! that's funny! But honestly, I have something much more sinister, much more . . . definitive . . . than their own private prisons.

Then again, I really am a sick bastard, I'm sure that's been quite apparent for some time.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17944) 3 months ago

Aw shucks, your just the anti Ted Nugent.

That's what I like about you....................:)

This article is just more validation for what I've been saying all along, that the Koch's and ALEC are anti democracy.

They are profoundly anti-American, all while waving the flag.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

just like McCarthy only marginally more discrete.

I've been really disappointed to discover some of the celebs that are foolish right wing tools - like Dennis Hopper

I mean, what the fuk?

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 3 months ago

another that thought the 60s was about partying

i don't think his feathers have changed

[-] 0 points by shooz (17944) 3 months ago

Dennis has been gone for a while now. I did like most of his movies though.

It's Sinise, you have to look for these days.

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/hollywood-conservatives-claim-irs-harassment-documents-show-they-were-gaming

Like the Koch's, they don't want you to know who's donating what.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 3 months ago

in order to order the economy

one must first take the plank from its eye

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[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

you are such a fukin snake At that level you cannot play the game unless you take the money, and the reason for that is because the air time costs money

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[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

you dumb fukers can't even examine and discern any difference between U.S. involvement in a) Iraq, b) Afghanistan, c) Libya so why don't you just go suck some Koch

[-] 3 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 3 months ago

There isn't a discernible difference. Don't you realize it's about resources and not despots?

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[-] 3 points by JGriff99mph (507) 3 months ago

When innocent people are being murdered in the name of the ones who write those checks, most self respecting decent people look a bit deeper than pr talking points there Peacock.

Desperation is looking for differences in the severity of WAR, in an attempt to validate one's self so as not to feel like YOU GOT PLAYED.....AGAIN.

The Peacock strikes again.

[-] 3 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 3 months ago

Dude, I haven't laughed that hard in days. I think I pulled something, heheheh.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

severity? I was actually attempting to convey the differences in methods of prosecution. Had a repelican been in office there is little doubt, as far as Libya goes, the U.S. would have taken a lead role, rather than leaving it to France and Britain, two nations constrained to respond on the basis of the influx of Libyan refugees . . .

This difference I was alluding to is a source of never ending bitterness and rage among those among the U.S. MIC who feel somehow cheated out of U.S. government largess thanks to foreign intervention.

YOur masters in other words . . . why don'T you go suck some koch I said

.

Never mind the fact that U.S. intervention in Iraq may well qualify as an international Crime of War

[-] 2 points by JGriff99mph (507) 3 months ago

Ah lead roles, wonderful job as usual dude.

May be a war crime? May?!

It was and it is. And so is Afghanistan. And Yemen. And Pakistan. And Sudan. And Libya. And Mali. And whoever your bomber-in-chief feels like attacking, just like Bush before him. And the entire Congress.

Not seeing a trend here?

Defending attacks on Africa. Classy as usual.

Those are the ones I am aware of.

The perks of running the major international courts.

[-] 5 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 3 months ago

"The US averages more than a mission a day in Africa."

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/us-military-africa-mission-presence

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[-] 4 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 3 months ago

I may be wrong, but I believe without a UN resolution, it is a war crime to attack a nation unless they attack you first.

[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

you can stand by whatever you like

YOu keep screaming repelican talking points and that is simply insane, unless you happen to be repelican - I've just been giving you the benefit of the doubt.

Either way you're fuked.

go suck some koch

[-] 2 points by JGriff99mph (507) 3 months ago

So now claiming that attacking a nation is criminal is a "Repelican" - how mature- talking point?

"And so is Afghanistan. And Yemen. And Pakistan. And Sudan. And Libya. And Mali. And whoever your bomber-in-chief feels like attacking, just like Bush before him. And the entire Congress."

To deny this could put you in the same cast of mindset. You would make a good politician. Blind and faithful. Keep spinning Peacock.

[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13639) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

Afghanistan is another matter entirely and I am not an attorney.

The primary trend I see is that tendency among fools to twist facts to suit their world view rather than have their world view informed by facts.

a typical repelican failing.

go suck some koch

[-] 1 points by JGriff99mph (507) 3 months ago

You don't need to be an attorney dude, you only need a shred of common sense.

"And so is Afghanistan. And Yemen. And Pakistan. And Sudan. And Libya. And Mali. And whoever your bomber-in-chief feels like attacking, just like Bush before him. And the entire Congress."

I stand by my statement.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17944) 3 months ago

It's not just the Koch's.

Make way for the other richest family.

'The age of the robber barons is back. Read the list and see who favors the privatization of public schools. Aside from a few dollars tossed to the Bentonville, Arkansas, public schools, it is a rogues' gallery of privatization and teacher-bashing. The Walton Family Foundation released its list of grantees in the education world, and once again, the foundation put its huge resources into privatizing American public education. They are intent on busting unions, crushing the teaching profession, and harming one of our democratic institutions. Their maleficent influence is unchecked. The money they spend each year is meant to transfer public funds to private hands. They use their power to hurt the very people who have made them wealthy, destroying their communities at the same time. Read this article and see what big money did to undermine DeBlasio's proposals in NYC.

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/04/02/walton-family-foundation-puts-164-million-into-privatization-movement/

When you make enough money to buy my government, you are making entirely too much money.