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Thu May 2, 2013, 01:25 PM

Ho-lee cash register, Batman. Senator Dumbass cleaned up.

No wonder Dumbass found the Obama-supported background check bill to be "fatally flawed." (Without any specifics or the least hint of a reason.)

Check out how much his own campaign accounts have benefited from the association with N.R.A. lobbyists:



That's Senator I-Married-the-Boss's-Daughter in 3rd place there, with close to 1.2 million to 'the good' on deposit.

(Tip o' the hat to anonymous poster at Cognitive Dissidence blog earlier today...

http://cognidissidence.blogspot.com/2013/05/our-dumb-senators-murica.html

That thread includes a video of Wisconsin's Republican place-holder in the Upper House, opining that 'insurers and private medical businesses should have life-and-death power over other Americans,' cuz, you know, it's all about making those cash registers sing. Screw the poor, the sick, and anyone who the health care system might have already bankrupted.)

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Reply Ho-lee cash register, Batman. Senator Dumbass cleaned up. (Original post)
mojowork_n May 2013 OP
JNelson6563 May 2013 #1
mojowork_n May 2013 #26
midnight May 2013 #2
abelenkpe May 2013 #8
Dustlawyer May 2013 #13
benld74 May 2013 #25
midnight May 2013 #31
wandy May 2013 #3
demwing May 2013 #4
DJ13 May 2013 #5
SunSeeker May 2013 #6
Dustlawyer May 2013 #14
frylock May 2013 #15
SunSeeker May 2013 #17
timdog44 May 2013 #7
ZRT2209 May 2013 #9
rurallib May 2013 #10
Fuddnik May 2013 #28
Lifelong Protester May 2013 #11
SunSeeker May 2013 #16
Lifelong Protester May 2013 #29
tblue May 2013 #12
cascadiance May 2013 #18
L0oniX May 2013 #20
L0oniX May 2013 #19
Half-Century Man May 2013 #21
midnight May 2013 #22
mojowork_n May 2013 #27
midnight May 2013 #30
The Wizard May 2013 #23
adieu May 2013 #24
mojowork_n May 2013 #33
corkhead May 2013 #32
dakota_democrat May 2013 #34

Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:34 PM

1. If you haven't, please cross-post!

Wow!

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 04:06 PM

26. Where? Feel free if you'd like to.... I got it from Capper's blog. eom.

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:37 PM

2. Anyone else wonder why this is "NOT"considered bribery?

Oops forgot the NOT

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Response to midnight (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:03 PM

8. Everyday!

If there is one thing we need to put a stop to it's this institutionalized accepted bribery of politicians. That and the revolving door policy that hires politicians for corporate positions right after they leave office. And appoints corporate representatives to head departments meant to regulate their former industry. Didn't there used to be a rule that politicians had to wait a number of years before accepting work in certain industries?

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Response to midnight (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:42 PM

13. It is legalized bribery! Any wonder that we do not have, and have not had, Representative

Democracy? COMPLETE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM (CCFR)!!!!!

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Response to midnight (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 03:48 PM

25. Its nor bribery as much as its prostitution,

and at least then, the John goes to jail.

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Response to benld74 (Reply #25)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:48 PM

31. I think that those prostitutes earn every penny and deserve to

keep it..... However, the johns, is more like these corrupt individuals.. They are not doing any of the work, but have their hands held out.... would you mind if we referred to these individuals as 'Johns" instead of prostitutes....

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:42 PM

3. K&R

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:43 PM

4. I bet Rubio is face palming

who knew he could be bought so damn cheaply? Hell, I might be able to afford a Senator!

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:50 PM

5. That proves it

Rand Paul is a cheap whore.

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:56 PM

6. Hard to believe Kelly Ayotte got $0 from the NRA. nt

Last edited Thu May 2, 2013, 02:47 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:43 PM

14. Because they knew they already had her!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:45 PM

15. i'm sure that she'll be handsomely rewarded for her effort..

she is new, after all.

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Response to frylock (Reply #15)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:49 PM

17. Or because she's new, the NRA donations to Ayotte haven't made the stats yet. nt

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:00 PM

7. If the gun lobby

spent even a fraction of that on gun safety, maybe a 2 year old precious little girl would be alive today. This is criminal to donate money for an organization devoted to death.

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:10 PM

9. k&R

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:19 PM

10. Some of those whores really went cheap

look at my boy Grassley - only $163,000 - he's just a cheap whore.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #10)

Thu May 2, 2013, 04:23 PM

28. Hell, the Dems on the list (3 I noticed), collectively got $0, as in zero dollars.

Talk about cheap.

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:25 PM

11. No wonder he never answers my letters

I keep writing, anyway.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #11)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:47 PM

16. Please do. It goes into their statistics. It was Heidi's excuse for voting no.

She said more people called her office opposing the bill than supporting the bill.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #16)

Thu May 2, 2013, 04:31 PM

29. Thanks for the reply

Russ Feingold once told me (yes, in person) that it DOES make a difference that the constituents write. He said that weekly a staffer presents like "the mail of the week" and that whatever constituents say DOES make a difference.

Interesting bit about Heidi H., too.

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:31 PM

12. Red State Madness

Not ONE from NY or CA or NJ or RI or OR or WA or HI. Also none from MI, PA, OH.

I am not listing all of them. But it's clear to me Red States are hazardous to our national health.

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:51 PM

18. Notice that the only Democrat that got money was Max Baucus...

Who coincidentally is also retiring after this term... I wonder what job he has lined up to work at after he leaves. Winchester? Some other arms manufacturer?

I think what would be interesting to also document is how much money the NRA gave or is giving to the Republican opponents of Democrats like Mark Pryor, Heidi Heitkamp, and Mark Begich. That would jack up this toll and show how the threat of money to opponents also is corrupting those who don't receive money for their votes as well.

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Response to cascadiance (Reply #18)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:55 PM

20. Max Baucus? That figures. He's another fucking asscarrot Obama picked to help decide how...

we are going to get fucked by health care insurance sociopaths.

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:53 PM

19. Is this still a democracy where everyone's voice and vote count EQUALLY?

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:59 PM

21. I have a proposal

I say we legislate a bill to apply a multiplier to penalties according to level of government
For any and all crimes perpetuated at a Civic level of elected government. 2X max penalties
For any and all crimes perpetuated at a County level of elected government 3X max penalties
For any and all crimes perpetrated at a State level of elected government 4X max penalties.
For any and all crimes perpetrated at a Federal level of elected government 5X max penalties.

Staff members for elected officials, permanent and temporary, are subject to same punishments. Elected officials over convicted non-elected staff members will be fined at 40% of yearly compensation.

Bribery clause; all parties of a bribe receive equal culpability and punishment. Amendment 1. those testifying in the prosecution of elected officials revert back to normal levels of punishment.

Any suggestions for refinement?

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 03:16 PM

22. I wish I could post this cartoon, but can't, so will post link: take a look...

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Response to midnight (Reply #22)

Thu May 2, 2013, 04:22 PM

27. Yes, it's not hard....

Just put your cursor on the graphic and right-click.

Scroll down to "Copy Image Location" and paste that into a new browser window.

Make sure what pops up is what you want, then copy that link into your post and it'll
kind of look like:

....whoops.

It'll look like a protected website that keeps it's own graphic content, thank you very much.

Never mind.

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Response to mojowork_n (Reply #27)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:41 PM

30. Thank you for trying to explain... I wish I could post this cartoon because with Mother's day

coming up.. I thought this was spot on...

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 03:31 PM

23. And how much got sent

to secret Cayman Islands accounts?

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 03:47 PM

24. I'm not sure what is sadder

whether it's the extensive amount of millions going to people like Portman or Blunt, or that some senators, like Mike Lee or Tim Scott, are willing to allow another person get shot with an illegally purchased gun just for a tidy sum of $2K.

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Response to adieu (Reply #24)

Fri May 3, 2013, 09:29 AM

33. Some kind of forensic accounting... a more detailed look at who got what -- and why?

might be a really interesting project.

Mother Jones this month had an article about the Koch Bros. & NRA combined spending/lobbying
which included a 25 million dollar total number, for last year's elections.

The store-receipt graphic shows 8 million and change, but doesn't identify the period of time or
very many other details.

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Response to mojowork_n (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2013, 11:51 AM

34. The state of North Dakota can be bought for $3,099. Bang for your buck!

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