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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-15-08 11:24 AM
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45. Or maybe "Ruling Class" is a better descriptor of who donated so heavily
>>The term ruling class refers to the social class of a given society that decides upon and sets that society's political policy.

The ruling class is a particular sector of the upper class that adheres to quite specific circumstances: it has both the most material wealth and the most widespread influence over all the other classes, and it chooses to actively exercise that power to shape the direction of a locality, a country, and/or the world. Most of the upper class does not fit the fundamentals of this description, but some do.

Ruling classes tend to be looked at in a negative light because they are often viewed as having little respect or care about the rights of the inferior classes.<<

The enormous amount of wealthy donors contributing large amounts of money ( $1 million dollars for a single cause???) is really remarkable.

Is it that the ruling class decided to keep gays suppressed and the churches were simply the organizational foot soldiers?

This was probably always business as usual for them but this time, the inter net has made it possible to blow their cover, as donor lists emerge.

Kinda makes one recall the whole vast right wing conspiracy idea. We have seen it in action before.

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  -Boycotting of Yes on 8's starting to be effective ellius101  Nov-12-08 01:40 PM   #0 
  - We should be asking large organizations to boycott CA for convenetions and the like.  GodlessBiker   Nov-12-08 01:41 PM   #1 
  - Steve Jobs would be a great start ...  meegbear   Nov-12-08 01:43 PM   #2 
  - I thought Steve Jobs was a big "No on 8"?  ellius101   Nov-12-08 01:52 PM   #4 
     - He is ...  meegbear   Nov-12-08 01:58 PM   #5 
  - The whole state should not made to suffer  Wabbajack_   Nov-12-08 01:45 PM   #3 
     - Good people always suffer with boycotts, but that does not mean boycotts should not be used to ...  GodlessBiker   Nov-12-08 02:13 PM   #7 
     - It should  Wabbajack_   Nov-12-08 02:26 PM   #8 
        - Boycotts of South Africa were effective, even though black South Africans were hurt...  GodlessBiker   Nov-12-08 03:00 PM   #10 
        - Yup, sanctions against South Africa worked  ellius101   Nov-12-08 04:11 PM   #14 
        - What better way to punish the bigots who donated to support Prop 8  TommyO   Nov-13-08 05:50 AM   #31 
     - South Carolina was boycotted because they insisted on flying the Confederate flag.  yardwork   Nov-12-08 03:45 PM   #12 
     - I disagree. Boycotting everything there will convince everyone that they need to try harder.  PelosiFan   Nov-12-08 05:47 PM   #17 
     - They did it in Colorado.  donco6   Nov-12-08 05:48 PM   #18 
  - The key is to immobilize them.  David__77   Nov-12-08 02:00 PM   #6 
  - Adding Efax and El Pollo Loco  ellius101   Nov-12-08 02:32 PM   #9 
  - I shared the El Pollo Loco news  janeaustin   Nov-12-08 03:11 PM   #11 
     - Link  FreeState   Nov-12-08 03:49 PM   #13 
     - Thanks!  janeaustin   Nov-12-08 05:34 PM   #15 
     - remember, el pollo loco sells franchises, so evil dude only owns about 60  madmadmad   Nov-12-08 11:46 PM   #27 
        - But, if all El Pollo Locos are boycotted, other franchisees, and the corp  mycritters2   Nov-15-08 12:26 PM   #47 
  - Mark Madsen of the Minnesota Timberwolves gave $2500  MNBrewer   Nov-12-08 05:46 PM   #16 
  - What a jerk.  yardwork   Nov-12-08 07:49 PM   #19 
  - My lifelong hatred of the Minnesota Timberwolves continues to be justified  LisaM   Nov-14-08 11:39 AM   #35 
  - Whaat?  MinneapolisMatt   Nov-15-08 02:39 PM   #50 
  - Small Business Owners who supported Yes on 8 (but no $$ donation on record)  ohm_moyh_gawd   Nov-12-08 08:10 PM   #20 
  - Take a look at that SFGate site.  Maat   Nov-12-08 09:38 PM   #21 
  - Lionesspri has a list:  bluedawg12   Nov-12-08 09:53 PM   #23 
  - Isn't Albertson's a mormon owned operation?  mitchtv   Nov-12-08 09:46 PM   #22 
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  - Too bad Dave.  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-12-08 11:08 PM   #26 
  - He thinks marching in a parade or two somehow makes his vote for Prop h8 ok?  Kerrytravelers   Nov-13-08 12:12 AM   #28 
  - fuck him as well  dwickham   Nov-13-08 12:34 AM   #29 
  - Anybody want to go leaflet outside, once it's warm enough that they actually have any business?  LeftyMom   Nov-13-08 12:43 AM   #30 
  - Gay $$$ getting their attention!  ellius101   Nov-14-08 09:14 AM   # 
  - In other words  RedLetterRev   Nov-14-08 09:25 AM   #33 
     - Great , sneakier bigots, just what we need.  KitchenWitch   Nov-14-08 11:48 AM   #36 
        - It's okay. He'll get sneakier, and we'll get better at uncovering bigots. NT  mondo joe   Nov-14-08 11:52 AM   #37 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-14-08 09:14 AM   #32 
  - I keep losing the plot with this  edwardlindy   Nov-14-08 09:42 AM   #34 
  - very interesting, thanks for posting.  ellius101   Nov-14-08 02:04 PM   #38 
     - You're most welcome  edwardlindy   Nov-14-08 07:05 PM   #39 
  - Anyone notice...  AntiFascist   Nov-14-08 11:38 PM   #40 
  - Targeted L.A. restaurant donates to group challenging Prop. 8  ellius101   Nov-15-08 07:02 AM   #41 
  - Looks like the gays have pissed off the power elite  bluedawg12   Nov-15-08 10:22 AM   #42 
  - Or maybe "Ruling Class" is a better descriptor of who donated so heavily  bluedawg12   Nov-15-08 11:24 AM   #45 
  - More Bizarro world thinking. The wealthy can piss on the rights of the ordinary and that's okay,  mondo joe   Nov-15-08 10:33 AM   #43 
  - There is a lot of irony here  bluedawg12   Nov-15-08 11:17 AM   #44 
     - bluedawg, imo you hit the nail on the head  ellius101   Nov-15-08 02:05 PM   #49 
  - In Palm Springs, I heard (those in Palm Springs should check it out) that Aspen Mills Bakery...  GodlessBiker   Nov-15-08 11:48 AM   #46 
     - Any idea who the owner is? nt  ellius101   Nov-15-08 01:51 PM   #48 
     - Also Alladin Supply on Ramon in Cathedral City  mitchtv   Nov-15-08 03:23 PM   #51 

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