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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:04 PM

Planned Parenthood Turns Down $500,000 From Tucker Max

Planned Parenthood Dallas allegedly refused a $500,000 donation from "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" author Tucker Max, who wanted to decrease his tax burden and decided to make a donation large enough for Planned Parenthood to name a clinic after him.

Max, who has written about women in a controversial and degrading manner, has in the past made extremely offensive comments about Planned Parenthood and the women who seek health care there on his Twitter account. He tweeted in July 2011 that "Planned Parenthood would be cooler if it was a giant flight of stairs, w/someone pushing girls down, like a water park slide."

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In another March 14 tweet, which he deleted on Tuesday following an uptick in media attention, he wrote: "In South Florida. This place is awful. Shitty design, slutty whores & no culture, like a giant Planned Parenthood waiting room."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/planned-parenthood-tucker-max-donation_n_1399396.html

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Reply Planned Parenthood Turns Down $500,000 From Tucker Max (Original post)
Canuckistanian Apr 2012 OP
Horse with no Name Apr 2012 #1
ProfessionalLeftist Apr 2012 #3
sudopod Apr 2012 #5
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #7
Ilsa Apr 2012 #2
Horse with no Name Apr 2012 #10
Ilsa Apr 2012 #13
Horse with no Name Apr 2012 #14
Zalatix Apr 2012 #4
sudopod Apr 2012 #6
gratuitous Apr 2012 #8
redqueen Apr 2012 #9
madokie Apr 2012 #11
aikoaiko Apr 2012 #12

Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:13 PM

1. I don't think PP should name a clinic after a misogynist

and if those were the strings attached...then they did the right thing.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:51 AM

3. Agree. I can just imagine the media shitstorm

had they accepted the money from that jerk. Not to mention primary problem - the fact that the guy's clearly got issues about women. Would be a bad move for PP all around to take money from such an alleged "person".

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:19 AM

5. alleged "person". -- I lol'd nt

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:03 AM

7. I'm surprised he even has 500k to donate

Hasn't his schlock "writing" long gotten stale? How old does he have to get before he realizes he can no longer credibly play the role of the frat boy at $1 pitcher night on homecoming weekend??

Is there anyone over the age of 20 who even reads his fantastical bar/bedroom war stories? Even "Letters to Penthouse Forum" has a slight tinge of believability to them....

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:19 PM

2. I honestly can't imagine

how a person can be so much of an asshole that a charitable organization like PP, which could use that money to help so many women, would tell them to keep it.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:38 AM

10. I can

It is about principle. Obviously the strings attached were so odious that they couldn't accept the money.

Perhaps there was a way to do it...that would have been satisfactory--like naming a toilet stall after him, but then that would be something I would do-but seen in the eyes of the majority as very petty.

I wouldn't dream of asking women to place their healthcare in the hands of a clinic named after someone who hates them anymore than I would ask a Jewish person to place theirs in a clinic named after Hitler.

The money was made on denigrating and insulting women. He can keep it.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:20 PM

13. I didn't say it right; I can understand completely why

PP turned them down. I can't understand being that big of an asshole (that they'd have to do it). I've never really understood the lack of grace and general ugliness in behavior and hatefulness of people like Max.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:09 PM

14. My guess?

He knew that they would turn it down. He never intended to gift it...but he can say he did and rw'ers can spin it into hate and propaganda. They look at it like a win/win.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:12 AM

4. How is this different from when the Catholic Pantry refused donations from PP?

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:21 AM

6. Because it is intuitively obvious to the casual observer that TM is a douche-canoe,

whereas PP (as an organization) is not made up of such people?

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:09 AM

8. Perhaps because Planned Parenthood didn't attach any strings?

And a 50 pound donation of food hardly seems the stuff of publicity stunt bribery, like the odious Mr. Max.

But such things can be puzzling to folks who don't grasp nuance, or who strain for a false equivalency.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:09 AM

9. Wow.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:39 AM

11. Thank you PP

f**k him anyway

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:54 AM

12. Good for PP: It was likely a setup for more shit slinging or a cynical attempt to rehab his image.


Either way, I'm glad PP looked out for its long term interests.

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