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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:42 AM
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More on the PA Green Candidate Donors: Anti-Choice & Halliburton Lobbyist
I know I know, if I scrounged the record of every democrat out there I'd probably find the same type of donors and probably WORSE that would make me go screaming into the night. But then again the Democratic Party isn't running a platform that scoffs at the notion of crawling into bed with these kinds of people that support anti-choice movements and Halliburton Lobbyists

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/local/15186074...

Green Party candidate's odd bedfellows

By WILL BUNCH
bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957

One is a West Coast publisher who spent $1.1 million of his own money funding an anti-abortion ballot proposition that an ad in his papers called "our first opportunity since Roe v. Wade to pass a baby-saving law in California."

Another, a produce and software mogul, also from California, said recently he wants to run for Congress as "a compassionate conservative," but right now he's fighting for a federal amendment to ban gay marriage.

They'd be the last people in the world you'd expect to give big bucks to a U.S. Senate candidate from the ultra-progressive, pro-choice and pro-gay-marriage Green Party, especially one 3,000 miles away in Pennsylvania.

But James Holman, the publisher, and Steven Taylor, the entrepreneur, did exactly that. Holman gave $5,000 to the Green Party of Luzerne County, Pa., on June 20, while Taylor and three relatives gave $10,000 to the same obscure group on the same day.


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The list of donors also includes a lobbyist for a subsidiary of Halliburton and for oil giant Chevron; another lobbyist who helped found the GOP's "K Street Project"; and the head of a Pennsylvania defense contractor who won at least $11.5 million in earmarked federal dollars with Santorum's help.


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Now someone please tell me why Bob Casey, a democrat who is yes, anti-choice, is somehow a worst decision than a green candidate whose only means to get on the ballot was from anti-choice money.

:shrug:
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:13 AM
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1. honestly, Lynn... I find this whole issue disgusting.
I'm trying to learn what I can about why the Greens are taking a single cent from Repubs and their supporters. WHY? I don't get it! Do they know who they are accepting money from? Do they have cracks in their system of checking out who's donating? Are they not looking at all? Are they all knowingly accepting this and from whom it is coming from?

If they are well aware of who's donating, there had better be a bill drawn up to outlaw this. This is really getting at me.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:20 AM
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2. If I recall....didn't Nader
take GOP money during his campaign?
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:35 AM
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3. Another answer I too, would like to have.
My hubs voted Nadar, I wanted to wring his neck lol.. but hey, I respect everyone's right to vote for who they want to vote for, BUT.......

Although this country is in DESPERATE need for a third party.. a viable third party, it isn't READY yet. It's NOT viable yet, and those are the facts. So voting third party is a vote pulled away from Dem. and that is NO good. I told him, go grass roots for green party if you feel that way, hell, I agree with many green values, and I am active on some issues that they stand for, but I would NEVER at this time vote for them. This is so crucial for ppl to understand.

I'm just not knowledgeable enough about their acceptance of donation re: Pubs and their supporters, and I'm baffled as to how this is number one, allowed and number two... possible. I'm on a fact hunt. Got any? In need here.

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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:29 AM
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4. My memory tells me that Howard Dean
confronted Nader, post the Primaries in 04, on this issue during a Debate in the northwest like maybe Seattle......I think Dean asked him to return the money as a good faith effort demonstration.
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:44 PM
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7. Wow. Thanks.. It's really unbelievable. well, not really.
I'm still digging for more information. I want to be FULLY prepared for this issue, that I will most certainly be bringing up, a lot.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:47 AM
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5. That's what I recall, too. nt
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:44 PM
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8. Very interesting. Thanks for the confirmation.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:34 PM
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6. Republicans also funding a GREEN PA Gubantorial candidate?


"Green light for Green Party"

Gov. candidate said she isn't concerned about contributions from Republicans.

Daily Record/Sunday News

Aug 3, 2006
Marakay Rogers of York said she found out a little after 11 p.m. Tuesday that she's a candidate for state governor.

http://www.ydr.com/politics/ci_4130183

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I like this part of the article where Barry Kauffman, executive director of nonpartisan government watchdog group explains "What it means"

"...he does believe it could reflect poorly on the Republicans when election time comes"

I hope he's right!
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:48 PM
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9. I'm continually "awakened" "sobered" by reality.
Sometimes, it just bites you in the *ss. Doesn't it. Was I better off being ignorant? There is a benefit ya know. Uh... nah.. then I'd be a fundie.
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