1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Political Hypocrisy and Off-The-Wall News

Discussion in 'Controversial Topics' started by poochee, Apr 19, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Wino

    Wino

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2001
    Messages:
    18,709
    Well, you can thank the Bush Supreme Court for that bit of manure.
     
  2. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    Messages:
    112,857
    I agree!
     
  3. Littlefield

    Littlefield

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    13,588
    Nice talking points but Obama could make it known he wanted Bill Burton to return the money without breaking election law and as far as PAC raising money blame the 1st amendment not the Bush Supreme Court.
     
  4. eggplant43

    eggplant43

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    17,192
    Where in the first amendment does it say corporations are people, and have the right to free speech?
     
  5. Littlefield

    Littlefield

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    13,588
    No where in the first amendment does it require corporations to be considered as a person before they have first amendment speech rights .
     
  6. Wino

    Wino

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2001
    Messages:
    18,709
    That would be coordinating / collusion with a SuperPac, but guess you're okay with that regarding Maher's money, but if Obama did anything else to coordinate with a Pac the right would be calling for his impeachment. I didn't hear a loud hue and cry from the right when Romney said he had no control over Pacs when they ripped Gingrich apart (truthfully).

    The 1st amendment gives me the right to blame whomever I wish, and I rightfully blame the Bush Supreme Court that gave us the ridiculous Corporate Personhood. Based on this premise, should the CEO of a large corporation break the law and gets caught, everyone, right down to the janitor, should be prosecuted and sent to prison - that would put a corporation on the same level as individuals - and it isn't going to happen anymore than a corporation is a single entity as the Bush SCOTUS made them - not the 1st amendment. Corporate Personhood has absolutely nothing to do with the Constitution, but has everything to do with power, control and corruption of our political process.
     
  7. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    Messages:
    112,857
    Why would Koch brothers want to refine Cato Institute?
    By Ezra Klein, Published: March 8

    .

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin.../08/gIQAl0K1zR_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop
     
  8. eggplant43

    eggplant43

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    17,192
    Exactly!(y)
     
  9. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    Messages:
    112,857
    Boehner: Some of America’s ‘dumbest’ and ‘raunchiest’ serve in Congress
    By Sam Baker - 03/10/12 10:57 AM ET

    :Ds

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...americas-dumbest-raunchiest-serve-in-congress
     
  10. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    Messages:
    112,857
    Elise Foley
    Celinda Lake: No Democratic Conspiracy With Sandra Fluke (UPDATE)
    Posted: 03/ 9/2012 3:39 pm Updated: 03/ 9/2012 4:16 pm
    Mike McAuliff contributed reporting.


    :Ds

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...ra-fluke-conspiracy_n_1335484.html?ref=topbar
     
  11. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    Messages:
    112,857
    BREAKING: 98 Major Advertisers Dump Rush Limbaugh, Other Right-Wing Hosts;)
    By Judd Legum on Mar 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Details here: http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012...jor-advertisers-dump-rush-limbaugh/?mobile=nc
     
  12. Littlefield

    Littlefield

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    13,588
    You are funny Obama endorsed the PAC and I know you are not so naive as to think he could not influence the return of the money without breaking any law ;) Corporations have free speech rights and Justice John Paul Stevens's dissenting opinion acknowledged this , "We have long since held that corporations are covered by the First Amendment."
     
  13. eggplant43

    eggplant43

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    17,192
    And look at the results.
     
  14. Littlefield

    Littlefield

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    13,588
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-...-the-supreme-courts-citizens-united-decision/
    A lot of things about Citizens United are misconceptions like the decision allows the Sugar Daddy of Newt to finance his campaign.

    Buckley v. Valeo Date of Decision: January 30, 1976


    http://www.enotes.com/buckley-v-valeo-reference/buckley-v-valeo
     
  15. Wino

    Wino

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2001
    Messages:
    18,709
    Corporations have free speech rights - no argument. Unlimited sums of money does not "free speech" make and I don't care how you parse it. Next you'll be telling me that if a corporation has 6,000 employees they will be allowed that many votes in the voting booth. They should have no more voice in the process than you or I. The Bush court made a really bad decision and they will eventually walk it back. If they do not this country will be in a world of hurt. This country is already governed by money whores - we do not need to lift them to prostitute / call girl status.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/992348