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What's funny is that Cantor spent $1 Million on his campaign, including cash from the Kochs...

And he was taken out by a Teabagger.

Cantor Spends $1 Million, Koch Contributes

By Kent Cooper

Posted at 11:15 a.m. on May 30

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., reported spending over $1 million during April and three weeks in May, prior to his upcoming primary on June 10th. National donors, such as David Koch, and interest groups helped fund his campaign.

Cantor for Congress, the campaign committee of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., reported it had receipts of $449,300 and disbursements of $1,002,774 from April 1st through May 21st, leaving $1,500,911 cash on hand.

The committee received $19,594 from donors giving $200 or less, and $235,756 from donors giving more than $200. Contributions included $5,200 from David Koch, executive vice president, Koch Industries (NY); a total of $25,600 from nine executives of Comcast, including $5,000 from Kyle McSlarrow, head of their lobbying and government affairs office (UT); $5,200 from former Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La., consultant at Capitol Counsel (DC); $10,400 from Charlotte and Curtis Bradbury, CEO of Stephens Inc. (AR); and $41,500 from two dozen individuals working in the pain management business.

The committee received $193,950 from PACs and other committees, including $4,500 from KochPAC; $10,000 from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians PAC; $5,000 from the Comcast Corporation PAC; $2,500 from the NRA Political Victory Fund; $5,000 from WellPoint Inc. WellPAC; among others. The committee has received $2.1 million from PACs and other committees this cycle.

http://blogs.rollcall.com/moneyline/cantor-spends-1-million-koch-contributes/



No idea where Brat got his money:

http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2014&id=VA07&spec=N

Newsmeat is down right now, so I can't find anything else.

Say what you will about Virginia, that state is never boring

Bye-bye, Eric!

Map: There have been at least 74 school shootings since Newtown

Tuesday’s school shooting in Oregon is at least the 74th instance of shots being fired on school grounds since the late-2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to a list maintained by the group Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates for policies it believes limit gun violence.

There have been at least 37 shootings on school grounds this year, which is just barely half over. All told, there has been nearly one shooting per week in the year and a half since Newtown. Everytown identifies a school shooting as any instance in which a firearm was discharged within a school building or on school grounds, sourced to multiple news reports per incident. The data includes assaults, homicides, suicides and accidental shootings.

Georgia, which passed an expansive pro-gun law this year, has been site of the most incidents on Everytown’s list, with 10 shootings reported. Florida was next, with seven. Tennessee claimed five, and North Carolina and California was home to four each. Atlanta was the only city that had three such shootings. Six other cities had two shootings. All told, 31 states are represented on the list of shootings in schools or on school campuses or grounds. Of the shootings, 35 took place at a college or university, while 39 took place in K-12 schools.

A February analysis by the group of a list of school shootings since Newtown (the list was later expanded) found that nearly half resulted in at least one death. Three in four shooters obtained guns at home, at least in instances in which the firearm’s source could be determined.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/06/10/map-at-least-74-school-shootings-since-newtown/

Know your cetaceans!

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It's time to call in an expert...










Yeah, we're cool...

I'm sure that he's lucky that she didn't have a moose handy as well...

Great start...


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NYC Central Park (Been there, done that)


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Male, Maldives


Niagara Falls (Been there too)


The Netherlands


The Pyramids at Cairo, Egypt


Dubai


Venice, IT


Monterrey, Mexico




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