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Alright, which one of you is responsible for this?

The Winner of 6th Annual Late H. Lee Atwater Award for Right Wing Evil is...

The Two-Headed monster known as Charles and David Koch with a grand total of 15 votes.



For their many evils to harm America and our democracy.



New Report Finds Shadowy Donors Trust Hides Millions in Anti-Science Funds From Koch Bros and Friends
Posted: 10/29/2012 2:00 pm

A new report released last week on DeSmogBlog unravels a scheme that funnels money from the notorious Koch Brothers and the reclusive Chicago industrialist Barre Seid through a third party organization, which in turn makes anonymous donations in the millions to right-wing policy think-tanks.

In a nutshell, the 200+ page report by Silicon valley scientist Dr. John Mashey shows in great detail how the Koch brothers and Barre Seid flow money through two organizations called Donor Trust and Donors Capital Fund, which in turn passes that money on to major right-wing think-tanks like the American Enterprise Institute, Heartland Institute and Americans for Prosperity.

This money is then used for coordinated efforts to fight things like environmental regulations and the scientific realities of climate change.

In total over $311 million has been put through the Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund with much of that coming from David and Charles Koch and Barre Seid.

Here's a summary of findings:

- The report presents evidence that confirms the speculation that Chicago Industrialist Barre Seid has pumped millions into the Heartland Institute's "global warming projects" to boost their efforts to fight climate change science .

- Money from Barre Seid was pushed through Donors Trust to funded a major expansion of the Heartland Institute to help in their public relations efforts to deny the realities of climate change.

- Shows how the majority of the Donors Capital Board is made up of right wing think tanks heads that also were heavily involved in the fight for Big Tobacco in the 1990's

- Exposes another philanthropic vehicle established by the Koch Brothers called the "Knowledge and Progress Fund" - this fund has moved over $7m through Donors Trust .

- All funds that go through Donors Trust become tax deductions for the donors with much of that money going to political causes and policy fights.

- Other major recipients of Donors Trust money are: Americans for Prosperity, American Enterprise Institute, Acton Institute, Cato Institute, Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy and the Media Research Center.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-grandia/new-report-finds-shadowy-_b_2017779.html


And a movie: Robert Greenwald's "Koch Brothers Exposed" (Full)



The desiccated corpse of the Late H. Lee Atwater will now retire back to his grave in South Carolina. Thanks to everyone for participating. See you all next Halloween Eve.


Groove Armada - Remember

Leave it to the Scots to do this…



Straight from Scotland, here’s the world’s first 130 proof beer, which means it’s 65% alcohol, which means this is not a beer to be taken lightly. It’ll cost you around $64 a bottle, but isn’t that worth it?
The world’s strongest beer at 65%. Ingredients include crystal malt, wheat, flaked oats and of course 100% Scottish spring water. We then freeze ferment the beer to bring up the ABV. Consume this like a fine whisky.

Despite being 65%, the beer has a lot of flavour - malty, hoppy, slightly sweet and lots of yeast still in the beer. Be careful though, smelling it is probably enough to put you over the limit!

Read more at http://www.iheartchaos.com/post/34642683125/armageddon-is-the-worlds-strongest-beer-at-130#qh1h6YaZLVIJU0J1.99

Sandy: Gangnam Style

Take it out for its walk…

How would Mitt Romney handle it?


It's amazing to see humanity in Chris Christie when he's not being an asshole

It had to take a major disaster for this to happen in him.

When the shit hits the fan, being an asshole won't get you anywhere. The rest of the GOP would benefit from Christie's example.

Hopefully, by seven days and six and a half hours from now, the President will win reelection

And all of the lying sacks of shit Republicans will finally shut the fuck up.

I'm almost tempted to turn off my TV until 11PM on the 6th of November, when the West Coast polls close.

It's incredible to think that a canned food drive can cope with a massive natural disaster

What kind of idiot comes up with this shit?

There are first responders rescuing people in the effected areas, there are power outages, destroyed homes… And Romney comes up with canned food?

He wants to get rid of FEMA… Just imagine a FEMA-less US Government response under Romney to any kind of natural disaster.

What a dangerously incompetent fuck.
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