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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:20 PM
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Rush Limpball's OUTRAGEOUS ebay auction (and what we can do about it)
That puke Rush Limpballs is running an auction on ebay for the letter he received from Harry Reid and other senators about his outrageous criticism of "phony soldiers."

That act in itself is atrocious enough; now they've written an inflammatory, highly offensive auction to sell the letter in which he refers to Reid as "Dingy Harry" and contains other vitriol such as this:

Up for auction is the original letter signed by 41 Democrat senators. This historic document may well represent the first time in the history of America that this large a group of U.S. senators attempted to demonize a private citizen by lying about his views. As such, it is a priceless memento of the folly of Harry Reid and his 40 senatorial co-signers.

The auction's been running for 3 days now. Why ebay's allowing it is beyond my comprehension. But there is something we can do about it.

Every auction has a "report" button on the bottom of the page. Let's report the hell out of it!

Here's a link to the auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-Harry-Reid-Rush-Limbaugh-S...

Press the "report" button at the bottom.
Choose "Listing Policy Violations"
Choose "Other Listing Violations"
Choose "Hateful, Discriminatory or Racial Language in an item description"
VERY IMPORTANT: do not stop here!
Press "email us"
(You will need to log in to your ebay account if you have one)
Press "send"

THANK YOU!

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:26 PM
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1. Thanks for the heads up. I'll go on over now. K&R nt
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 10:33 PM
Response to Reply #1
146. Silly Freepahs, I saved an enlarged copy of the 4 pages to my hard drive LOL
Ok I just got a copy of the scanned letter but who cares if they have the original LOL.

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reaganomics Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 07:44 AM
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155. rush's auction
wow, I have never seen so much hate for a charity auction in my entire life.

I came here to learn about the democratic party, I guess I got a good lesson.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:46 AM
Response to Reply #155
178. ONE POST?! Bwahahahahahahahahaha! To the GD mods:
:toast:
:rofl:
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:30 PM
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2. wonderful.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:31 PM
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3. Notice, though, the proceeds from the sale go to charity.
Smug asshole, isn't he.
Like a gift wrapped in dog poop.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:39 PM
Response to Reply #3
10. Is the charity named?
I mean, is it the "Rush Limbaugh OxyContin Acquisition fund"?
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Dave From Canada Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. Apparently it's for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 08:25 PM
Response to Reply #14
104. I'd rather not have the laws enforced by the Marines! n/t
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #14
172. What scum
These filthy bastards don't care where they get their blood money from.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:44 PM
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15. What charity?
National Pain in the Ass Association?

Big Mouths Anonymous?

Hemmorhoid Sufferers of the World?

Verbal Diarrhea Association?
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:45 PM
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16. Who's running the charity? Jim Kallstrom
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 01:00 PM by OzarkDem
Not all charities are good, not all charities help people or do what they say they're doing.

Perhaps we should check out the "Marine Corps -- Law Enforcement Foundation"'s Form 990.

Link:

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2006/223/357/2006...

They took in $2,826,439 in 2006 and gave away $1,814,249. That leaves $1 million for overhead costs.

At the end of the year they had over $7 million in assets.

On edit, president is Jim Kallstrom, who headed the Bushco FBI *cough coverup cough* investigation of the WTC Center.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #16
24. Thanks for checking that out, ozarkdem.
Now there's a "charity" I certainly won't be donating to.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:42 PM
Response to Reply #16
77. you apparently don't know how to read their Form 990.
Their expenses are actually very low. They have a large surplus, which is not unusual for charitable foundations that want to be able sustain their mission through lean years as well as good years.

They are a very highly rated charity, with the CFC indicating that they only spend 4.7% on fundraising and administration. http://www.charitablechoices.org/guides/CAGuide2002.pdf
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armyaunt Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:52 PM
Response to Reply #77
136. Form 990
Hey don't confuse them with facts!
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guruoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:49 AM
Response to Reply #16
109. Same Jim Kallstrom that headed the flight 800 investigation? n/t
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:00 PM
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42. As sick and twisted as one can possibly imagine
He advocates sending young men off to die for no reason, then starts a charity for the ones who die, in order to boost his personal reputation. War is just some perverted money game to him. He is the worst of the worst.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:32 PM
Response to Reply #42
47. The charity thing is to ensure that he is above reproach.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 02:35 PM by quantessd
Would you turn down a diamond ring, even if it was smeared with dog poop? That's basically what he's giving to the charity.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:47 AM
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126. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:16 AM
Response to Reply #126
134. What kind of anti-catholic slam is this?
Oh, I forgot, Protestants, Jews, Muslims and other members of other faiths are beyond reproach. Always. :eyes:

Whatever.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:31 PM
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4. DONE! thanks!!
:puke:
:kick:\
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:31 PM
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5. wouldn't the more fun thing to do
create fake ebay ID. Bid crazy numbers on auction. Never pay for item.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:32 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. Have to be pre-approved & provide credit card info, unfortunately
...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:40 PM
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If I had the funds, I'd vote to get it and let Limbaugh keep his photo,
Halliburton briefcase and other little tidbits. I'd hold a press conference to say I bought it because I was proud of the Senators who signed and bid the auction way up so Limbaugh's Marines charity donation was HUGE.

If only...
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:43 PM
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13. If only indeed
That's a great idea though, I would love to see a Dem with a pocketbook pull a gutsy move like that.
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YankeeFan Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-17-07 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #13
130. Like George Soros?
Like I said in an earlier post, we need to get george soros to buy the items and destroy them.

Over $100,000 now. He's keeping Air America on the air. And he's bankrolling most of the Democratic candidates running for office. We need him to buy this as well.
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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:16 PM
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141. Makes no difference. You don't have to actually conclude
the deal if you win the auction. And he can only do Second Chance offers 3 deep. That's the best way to kill an auction, though he can reject no feedback bidders, but it's not automatic.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:35 PM
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7. Done, thanks!
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:37 PM
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8. What are we reporting it for?
Don't get me wrong - it's in bad taste for sure, but there's a lot on E-Bay that's in bad taste. I'd love to get it taken down, but I'm not sure where it violates the terms & conditions of E-Bay.

Any insight?
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:46 PM
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18. The terms it violates are listed in the OP.
Hateful, Discriminatory or Racial Language in an item description


Do you disagree that it's hateful language?
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:50 PM
Response to Reply #18
22. Of course not, read my post
Of course I don't disagree that it's hateful language. I just don't think it will meet the criteria for deletion by Ebay based on past experience with them.

I'll report it anyway.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:54 PM
Response to Reply #22
27. Those are ebay's own terms, quoted directly from their website.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 12:55 PM by Doremus
Whether they choose to enforce them is up to them.

I do imagine, however, it will be slightly harder to ignore if they are deluged with complaints, don't you agree?
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #27
41. Completely agree
We'll see where it goes. I would like nothing more than to see it taken down!
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Stewie Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:01 AM
Response to Reply #18
165. There's a difference between "hateful" and "I disagree."
You're cheapening hate when you try and report something a bigotry when it's just a wrong political opinion.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #8
25. Read my post #21 nt/
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Speciesamused Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #25
55. I agree. Impeach Cheney First. Then King George.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #8
44. I don't like it, but what exactly in it is "hateful"?
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 02:11 PM by onenote
How would you feel if the rushbots were demanding that ebay stop selling copies of Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot?
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armyaunt Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:54 PM
Response to Reply #44
137. No
because it's always ok if done against a conservative!
The hypocricy on here is astounding!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:38 PM
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9. It comes in a HALLIBURTON briefcast! Ewwww. nt
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:40 PM
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11. done. n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:41 PM
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12. I tried but ebay wouldn't let me send it
kept asking for a number which I proudly gave but for some reason they didn't seem to want to hear anything negative about rus

all I can say to ebay is be careful cause i'll quit buying and selling shit there in a heartbeat if I find they are dittoheads
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:48 PM
Response to Reply #12
20. Thanks for trying
And, yes, Meg doesn't want to go there with us! :)
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:46 PM
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17. done . . .
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:47 PM
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19. Done
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:50 PM
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21. OK, done
And the rules specifically forbid making a sale that is just "an effort to get members to read a political diatribe"

http://pages.ebay.com.sg/help/policies/reviewsandguides...
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:26 AM
Response to Reply #21
125. Nice catch!
:thumbsup:
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:51 PM
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23. I'm afraid ebay will never take it down. It has 109 bids! That is a bidding frenzy.
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historian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:57 PM
Response to Reply #23
29. i sent an email
though it will probably go nowhere telling ebay so called customer satisfaction that if they start selling material like that I wont use ebay anymore. and, being a dem and liberal, ill make sure to spread the word. Dont know if itll do any good but if enough noise is made they might decide to pull it. Remember that ebay is no longer the dominant force it once was so it cant afford to be snooty about things anymore.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:00 PM
Response to Reply #29
30. Thank you, historian ... and I agree! n/t
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:14 PM
Response to Reply #29
32. I tried that several years ago with the nazi memorabilia.
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Speciesamused Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:15 PM
Response to Reply #32
57. Did it do any good?
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #57
59. unfortunately no.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #59
61. Sure it did.
Images of swastikas, for one, are strictly forbidden on ebay. There may be other restrictions as well.

Your efforts were not for naught, robinlynne.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:11 PM
Response to Reply #61
64. really?
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:13 PM
Response to Reply #61
65. I really found it offensive to see nazi "souvenirs" for sale. I understood how
they could be considered historical. their writings, for example, I think should be seen. But the idea of someone loving what teh Nazis did made me sick.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:39 PM
Response to Reply #65
184. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Gravel2008 Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 10:46 AM
Response to Reply #29
120. Oh, BOOO-HOO-HOO!
And then soon the wing nuts will demand auctions like this one to be taken down, and soon enough you can't sell a damn thing on eBay except paper clips - and they'd probably be offensive to someone too.

Why are you against free speech?
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:54 PM
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26. I hope MoveOn.org buys it and donates it to the Smithsonian. (nt)
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 12:56 PM
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28. "Democrat" senators.
Sounds like someone needs to learn some English and difference between nouns and adjectives.

:)
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:03 PM
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31. Done!
K&R
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:14 PM
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33. Doesn't the pig have enough money?
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:18 PM
Response to Original message
34. Thanks for this--at last an action I can take against that bigot
that won't just disappear in the ether
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:00 PM
Response to Reply #34
62. You're quite welcome, librechik. And thank YOU for helping! n/t
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:28 PM
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35. How low will they go?
I just saw "The Corporation" and I now realize there is no depth to which people like him will not go!
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:29 PM
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36. Not the "first time" a private citizen attacked by a Political Party.
I disagree with the Democratic Party wasting OUR time by giving any attention to an asshole like Rush. I would prefer them to spend our time by addressing the problems of Media Consolidation, instead of feeding the residents of the slime pit.

Michael Moore, a private citizen, was attacked by Bush* from the podium during a State of the Union address shortly after the realease of F9-11. I believe that was the first time (at least in modern history) that a private citizen was attacked during a State of the Union address.

If anyone knows of any other example of a private citizen being attacked by a sitting president during a State of the Union address, please note them so I can add them to my collection.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:37 PM
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37. Limbaugh = man who runs America?
Excuse me while I go :puke: .
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 08:17 PM
Response to Reply #37
103. Arrogant pukehole, ga$bag.
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:47 PM
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38. Goes to show War is just a game to these people
n/t
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:55 PM
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39. I'll bid 5 oxycontins . . . 10 mg . . . n/t
.
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 01:57 PM
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40. The bid is now 45,600.50 n/t
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:03 PM
Response to Reply #40
43. Jesus! Who would spend 45 grand on THAT?
This just makes me ill...
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YankeeFan Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #43
50. RE: Who would spend 45 grand on that.
Obviously another Repunklicant.

But have you notice that Rush is winning the propaganda war? He challenged The Good Guys to match the winning bid to their charity of their choice. And by their not saying anything hes proven his point. Its bad enough we couldnt tell the difference between a fake soldier who never was in the service with somebody who was. He is milking it for everything he can.

And another way hes winning the propaganda war: The bidding has been going on through the weekend and only now are we finding out about it. Over 200,000 viewers have seen it and only now are we doing anything about it. Has nobody bothered to Know your enemy and bothered to even listen to his show for a few minutes? We are being laughed at by the Wrong Wing!

We need George Soroes to buy the items and destroy them.
If he can keep Air America on the air he should be able to come up with the spare change and win.
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YankeeFan Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 03:35 PM
Response to Reply #50
135. Sad Update: It's Now Over $500,000
Where is George Soros?

We need him again, and very badly.

I don't think MoveOn.org would have that kind of money.
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Semper_FiFi Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:04 PM
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45. Done! Kick and recommend. n/t
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BornagainDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:19 PM
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46. You're one of the few people here who know how to spell his name right...
and a good post to boot. :hi:
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:40 PM
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48. who has an ebay account?
why not find copies of rush's arrest record... aren't those things public record?

offer it on ebay, but people have to pay with "currency" defined as

1. illegal oxycontin scripts icons
2. trips to sex tourism sites icons
3. icons of anal cysts over Rush's deferment from service.

whoever has the highest bid gets a physical copy of the record for the cost of copying and mailing.

or maybe not.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:32 AM
Response to Reply #48
153. heh heh
:yourock:
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:41 PM
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49. I'm guessing Limbaugh probably has a couple of shills
engaging in a fake bidding war in order to keep escalating the price - notice how you had to be "pre-approved" in order to even engage in bidding for this item? Hint-hint...wink-wink...nudge-nudge...say-no-more-say-no-more!

"MR. SNERDLEY...GO AHEAD AND ENTER A BID FOR FORTY-SIX FIVE! SUCKERS...ALL OF THEM! MUAH-HA-HA-HA-HA!!"
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Speciesamused Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 02:58 PM
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51. Done....
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Speciesamused Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:50 AM
Response to Reply #51
119. Thank You for Your Report From eBay Customer Support
Subject: Thank You for Your Report (Community Watch) (KMM270994340V17784L0KM)
Received: Oct-15-07
From: eBay Customer Support Expires: Nov-14-07
We will thoroughly review the listing(s) you have reported for
violations of our guidelines concerning Offensive Material. We often
rely on members like you bring such items to our attention.

In light of eBay's privacy policy, we cannot share with you any action
taken by eBay with respect to this listing. If we determine that the
listing violates eBay policy, we may:

1. Send the seller an informational alert;
2. Remove the listing; or
3. Suspend the seller.

Account suspensions are usually reserved for those sellers that
continuously disregard policy.


Thank you for your report.

Regards,
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:05 PM
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52. Look at this disclaimer at the bottom of the *Officers* page ...




of "The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc." that they say the money will go to.

Link: http://www.mc-lef.org/Officers.asp

The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. is also registered to participate in the Combined Federal Campaigns (CFC #2134).


I have a suspicion that this means whatever money they receive can be contributed to the RNC. Anyone else have any ideas on this? I just can't imagine OxyRush doing anything with a lot of money involved that he or one of his hatemonger causes will not profit from, even at the expense of the *troops*.




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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:17 PM
Response to Reply #52
58. I heard last week he wanted to do an RNC fundraiser off this publicity. n/t
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ComplimentarySwine Donating Member (351 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #52
94. More information on CFC
http://www.opm.gov/cfc /

"The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, costefficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all."
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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #52
121. Are you being serious?
Do you know what the combined federal campaign is? It's a way for federal employees (including the military) to sign up for payroll deduction to the charity (or charities) of their choice on one single COMBINED form.

You can send $10 per paycheck to the "Save the Baby Seals" campaign, and $25 per year to the United Way, or any other combination you want, all by filling out a single form once a year.

It's actually a pretty good idea in that it makes it simple for federal employees to contribute to a variety of charities without having to look up addresses, research the validity of the charity, write and mail checks, etc. You fill out the form, turn it in, and they take care of the rest.

By providing their CFC number, this charity is showing that they have already been checked out and shown not to be a scam.

How you think this somehow ties them to the RNC is completely beyond me.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:08 PM
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53. done. . k&r. . . . n/t
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danimich1 Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:12 PM
Response to Original message
54. Why not create a phoney ebay account
and bring the bid amount way up? Then at least the people who are selling it will have to deal with a lot of 2nd chance offers before they get any money for it.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:19 PM
Response to Reply #54
67. the bidding is only open to pre-qualified bidders...
i don't know what they require as a qualifier- but you can't just bid on it.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:15 PM
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56. I reported it as fraud--not bid
Here is my response to Ebay:

"States money is going to charity, however, the "charity" listed is a political entity. The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. is also registered to participate in the Combined Federal Campaigns (CFC #2134). These are illegal campaign contributions for the Republican Party. This is pure fraud. I also am concerned there are shills bidding for this."
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:09 PM
Response to Reply #56
63. Good response!
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FLDCVADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:24 PM
Response to Reply #56
68. The Combined Federal Campaign is not a political organization
It is the program by which federal employees and military members can make donations directly to their favorite charities and non-profits via payroll deductions.

The Marine organization saying they are part of CFC is simply saying that they accept contributions via CFC using the pledge number they listed.

No fraud whatsoever.
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:09 AM
Response to Reply #68
149. You're right...and thru it you can give to a WIDE variety
of charities. I've given to them when I was working for USPS, and could designate exactly were I wanted the funds to go.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:28 PM
Response to Reply #56
71. what are you talking about. What evidence do you have that its not a legit charity?
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FLDCVADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:30 PM
Response to Reply #71
74. I wondered the same thing
I think there is a very basic misunderstanding of what the Combined Federal Campaign is. It is not a political organization, and donations to charities/non-profits that participate in CFC are most certainly NOT illegal contributions to a political party or entity.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:59 PM
Response to Reply #56
82. Campaign money laundering?
Good one!
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:08 PM
Response to Reply #82
88. what are you talking about?
You obviously don't have a clue what the Combined Federal Campaign is. You might consider looking it up and then, to save yourself further embarassment, deleting your post.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #88
97. Before you get bent out of shape
Here's how it might work.

Limbaugh's phony charity get the proceeds of this sale. Obviously, the "charity" has a sky-high overhead.
But we'll never know what happened to all that "overhead", will we?

Perfect for getting around Campaign Finance Laws.

Just ask Tom Delay.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #97
105. See post 77
It's not a phony charity.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 06:41 AM
Response to Reply #97
116. again, you don't have a clue.
This particular charity has an extremely low overhead.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:46 AM
Response to Reply #116
118. I see now, my apologies n/t
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #56
128. Nice one!
:yourock:
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:38 PM
Response to Original message
60. Done!
Will keep checking to see if it's taken down.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #60
72. Don't hold your breath. There is nothing about that listing that violates ebay's rules.
This is one silly thread.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:16 PM
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66. ummm...what exactly is the "Hateful, Discriminatory or Racial Language in an item description"...???
:shrug:
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:24 PM
Response to Reply #66
69. that's up to ebay to figure out--it's their regulations
it just made me uncomfortable, and I don't think ebay should host the auction.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #69
75. ...
:eyes:
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:27 PM
Response to Reply #66
70. Nothing.
I don't like it. But its no more "hateful" than ebay auctioning copies of "Rush Limbaugh is a BIg Fat Idiot". And if someone objected to the sales of that book on ebay, I would think they were a fool.

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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:03 PM
Response to Reply #70
85. BIG difference.
To sell his book it's only necessary to include an ISBN # and a brief condition description. The buyer either wants it or s/he doesn't.

This auction, otoh, is political hype for the sake of publicity. Do you really think the insults and condescension contained in the listing are just "business"? If so, you're pretty naive.

This isn't about free enterprise. It's about allowing hateful divisiveness to masquerade as business as usual. I'm just calling them on it. You're free to participate, or not.


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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 08:28 AM
Response to Reply #70
157. And there are numerous copies of that book for sale on ebay right now:
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #66
79. Have we become so accustomed to RW spew that we no longer take objection to it?
WTH?

"Dingy Harry"
"...U.S. senators attempted to demonize a private citizen by lying..."

You honestly don't find anything hateful with that? I guess we're in bigger trouble than I thought.

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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #79
81. No more hateful that "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot"
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 04:57 PM by onenote
Which, by the way, I don't find "hateful" at all. Good grief, by the standard being tossed around in this thread, 90 percent of what is said about repubs on this site would qualify as "hate speech" which is truly ridiculous.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:00 PM
Response to Reply #81
84. Agreed
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Stewie Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:07 AM
Response to Reply #79
166. Again, there's a difference between "hate" and "differing opinions."
Are you really claiming the stupid phrase "Dingy Harry" is the same as calling for genocide.

You do realize this is why Republicans take stuff from this website and use it in their ads and fundraisers. Trying to shut down a charity auction for veterans because political opinions are "hate"?

Just shut up about it, let them get their cash and stop drawing attention to it. Are you sure you don't work for Limbaugh?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:44 AM
Response to Reply #66
176. Kind of ironic that a thread that starts with "Rush Limpball's..." would solicit such a complaint
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 10:48 AM by slackmaster
:eyes:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:29 PM
Response to Original message
73. It's certainly his right to sell it on ebay if he wants. No, I won't alert.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 04:50 PM by Rabrrrrrr
If we alerted or banned everything just because we don't like the one offering it, we'd be as immature as they are, like a toddler screaming and rolling around the floor at the KMart because he can't get a toy.
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Semper_FiFi Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:42 PM
Response to Reply #73
76. I reported it and I am glad I did.
"immature jackasses"? I think that's a bit harsh. I take offense at the wording of the item up for sale, and as a long-time member of eBay I have every right to alert them if I so desire. But thank you for sharing.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:49 PM
Response to Reply #76
78. You're right, "jackasses" was a bit extreme. I've changed it.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 04:49 PM by Rabrrrrrr
Thanks for the corrective.

I still disagree with you, though, about alerting and banning on things just because we don't like the seller/messenger/whatever it is that is in front of us at the time that we don't like.
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Semper_FiFi Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #78
96. Then we agree to disagree.
But I do see your point. And I respect it. :toast:
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Dave From Canada Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:54 PM
Response to Reply #76
80. That is definitely a bit harsh. How about auction police?
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TheUniverse Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:59 PM
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83. Why the hell would I want to alert this?
Isn't it Rush Limbaugh's right to this? And he is giving the money to the children of military people who die in battle. You may hate that Rush is doing this, but why the hell do you feel the need to dictate Rush's life. Besides, if you get it banned, he will be on the radio the very next day saying Democrats hate children.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:07 PM
Response to Reply #83
86. Rush should give them the money out of his own pocket- he has millions
this is political bullshit. The $45,000 this will bring is chump change to him.
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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:19 PM
Response to Reply #86
93. He is matching the high bid out of his pocket
and has challenged the signers to do the same. Like it or not Rush is rubbing Reids nose in it, and maybe even poking his thumb in Reids eye.

Why doesn't some progressive radio star do something to counter this?
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 08:53 AM
Response to Reply #93
158. There's a progressive radio star?
:shrug:

With all due respect to those like Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy, the left has NO one with the clout Limbaugh wields.
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TheUniverse Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 07:45 PM
Response to Reply #86
100. It is political BS.
And its tacky. But he has the right to do this, and I dont feel the need to control Rush's life. If he wants to sell his Senate Condemnation letter and give the money to charity, I have no problem with it. Its his life. Its better hes giving the money to charity than his drug dealer.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:08 PM
Response to Reply #83
87. Check post #16.
As with most things Repug, this "charity" is a fundraising arm of the GOP.

"Not all charities are good, not all charities help people or do what they say they're doing.

Perhaps we should check out the "Marine Corps -- Law Enforcement Foundation"'s Form 990.

Link:

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2006/223/357/2006 ...

They took in $2,826,439 in 2006 and gave away $1,814,249. That leaves $1 million for overhead costs.

At the end of the year they had over $7 million in assets.

On edit, president is Jim Kallstrom, who headed the Bushco FBI *cough coverup cough* investigation of the WTC Center."
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:09 PM
Response to Reply #87
90. Check post 77
This is a legit charity.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:10 PM
Response to Reply #87
91. Debunked.
Absolutely untrue. Its a legitimate charity. One with a good record. Maybe you and I don't like the folks that run it or are its board, but there is not a scintilla of evidence it is anything other than a legit charitable foundation that supports families of soldiers/law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. And its financial records show that it spends a very small amount on fundraising and management -- far less than, say, Habitat for Humanity.

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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #83
106. Exactly! That what he wants.
He wants you to try and ban him. And there is no doubt freepers will do the same to progressive minded auctioners. Would any of you be upset if Mike Malloy auctioned off something for charity on E Bay and freepers made an attempt to ban him? Just playing devils advocate, and this is a double edged sword you are playing with.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:08 PM
Response to Original message
89. It's up to $46,100.00 Be nice if he would give the money to the soldiers
he smeared!
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ComplimentarySwine Donating Member (351 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:52 PM
Response to Reply #89
95. Jesse MacBeth?
I think he went to jail because he really was pretending to be something that he wasn't.
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TheUniverse Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 07:57 PM
Response to Reply #95
101. Thats BS.
He was not talking about Jesse MacBeth. He cleary insulted true soldiers. At first I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but then called "Vote Vets" which is an anti war group of Iraqi veterans to suicide bombers. http://mediamatters.org/items/200710020014


He also altered his transcript to make it look like he was talking about MacBeth

http://mediamatters.org/items/200709280013



He also called both John Kerry and Jack murtha Phony Soldiers

http://mediamatters.org/items/200709280002

http://mediamatters.org/items/200709280011




I think now after all the real soldiers he called "phony soldiers" on his show and all the insults he throws at them, we know his true opinions. He cant hide behind this Jesse MacBeth excuse when his True unaltered transcripts say otherwise.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 05:40 AM
Response to Reply #95
114. I'm not hitting the alert button, yet!
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:23 AM
Response to Reply #95
123. Like Bush?
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ComplimentarySwine Donating Member (351 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #123
138. What?
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 05:11 PM
Response to Original message
92. Sigh.... All we are really doing here
is giving his ebay listing free publicity.
Ignoring it is the wisest thing to do.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:40 AM
Response to Reply #92
111. I agree
I don't see any "violation of TOS" here and all we are doing is giving it publicity.

If this were moveon.org selling a similar thing there would be outrage if freepers tried to silence it.

I hate Limbaugh but this is just stupid and hypocritical.

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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 05:53 AM
Response to Reply #92
115. Stop.
Making. Sense.

;)
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 07:14 PM
Response to Original message
98. The charity isn't all that bad, so this could be fun...
1. Issue the winning bid.

2. Pay for it with a check made out directly to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.

3. When you receive the items, remove and retain the briefcase because ZERO Halliburton bags (no relation to the Halliburton Cheney works for, so far as I know) are really nice. Get a medium-size box and put into it:

a. The original letter from the Senators with a note attached to it that says the Senators were right about him
b. Pigboy's personal note and picture, torn in half
c. Department of Justice sentencing guidelines for illicit possession of Schedule II narcotics
d. A box of Phillies Blunts, in assorted flavors

4. Mail it back to Rushbo, using the cheapest form of parcel mailing available.
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rl6214 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:00 PM
Response to Reply #98
107. Issuing the winning bid isn't quite that easy
It's up over $50,000 now. It's just not worth that. If I wanted to donate that much money I would send it right to the charity, not legitimize the auction by bidding on it.
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ComplimentarySwine Donating Member (351 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 02:06 AM
Response to Reply #98
113. Well, perhaps a slight relation to Cheney's Halliburton...
From the Zero Wikipedia entry, "In 1952 Zero, which until then had no relation to Halliburton, bought the luggage division of Halliburton, the Texas oilfield services company."
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 07:15 PM
Response to Original message
99. I guess Gush is losing his flock, sad stab at needed attention.
Did wife 5 leave him? Getting bored of the cabana boys is he?
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 08:11 PM
Response to Original message
102. This is still the United States of America. If he wants to sell his letter, he has every right to.
You give him way too much attention and he loves every minute of it.
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YankeeFan Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-17-07 02:32 PM
Response to Reply #102
129. re: You give him way too much attention
*sigh*

You're right.

Every criticism here is making the Wrong Wing snicker and laugh at us.

And they have a point. It is our duty to tell politicians to shut up.
But unless slander is involved politicians have no right to tell US to shut up.

I did some investigating. I'm staring to wonder if some conspiracy is out there to trip us up. Rush is scoring major points with the Wrong Wing here. He can say that us Democrats don't believe in free speech.
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emsimon33 Donating Member (904 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:28 PM
Response to Original message
108. Done! Thank you for the heads up!
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:35 AM
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110. I can just hear Rush
{well not really, I normally dont listen to him) saying "how horrible those liberals are, and see! They dont support the troops!!" He put that charity in for a reason....he expected us to react.
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:41 AM
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112. I reported it.
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:13 AM
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117. Done!
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:21 AM
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122. Meg Whitman is a Republican, no?
Not sure if her sympathies are with us.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:24 AM
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124. Done
:kick:
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Semper_FiFi Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:53 AM
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127. Kick n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-17-07 06:09 PM
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WillowTree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:09 PM
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145. Since he's registered his auction with e-Bay's "Giving Works".......
program and since 100% of the proceeds are going to the charity, e-Bay will refund 100% of both the insertion and Final Value fees. Neither e-Bay nor Limbaugh gets anything but a truckload of publicity out of this.

The bid is over $800,000 now, and he's matching the winning bid. That's one Hell of a lot of money being raised for a good cause. Why on Earth would anyone try to stop anyone, even if it is Limbaugh, from doing something good for deserving kids? Isn't that what we say they do? Do we not give them the right to paint us with the hypocrisy brush when we try to undermine things like this?

I'm just sayin'............
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BrianLeeB Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 04:37 AM
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132. There are more important things....
...than what some big mouthed, big headed, "talk
show" host might be selling on e-bay. In the meantime,
everyone has a right to make a public fool of himself ... yes?
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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 06:24 AM
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133. I'm not going to risk my eBay account with a trumped up complaint -
- because this auction doesn't violate any eBay listing rules. The bid is over $117,000. at this point and the proceeds go to a charity for children of fallen marines and law enforcement. Limbaugh has agreed to match the bid with a personal donation so I hope that it goes sky-high so that he has to rattle his pockets to make the match!
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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:10 PM
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139. $851,000 as of now.
I'd say that's pocket-rattling.
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YankeeFan Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:27 AM
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168. It's Now Over $2,000,000 n/t
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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:21 PM
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142. You really think someone is actually going to pay? Funny.
These auctions are are a joke, and one of the jokers-in-chief, will never see 117K, or 800K as posted up thread, unless he, himself, or a friend coughs it up.
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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:47 PM
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143. They'll pay in some fashion -
- as its a restricted, pre-approved bidder only auction. To bid in excess of $15,000., you're required to provide a valid credit card or complete an ID verify process. You are charged $5. just to have your ID verified. The bid itself is a legal contract. Anyone trying to squirm out of paying will not get off totally free. They face having their credit card charged to its max as well as possible legal fees.

Whatever happens, it will be interesting to watch.
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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:07 PM
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144. "They face having".. No, they most certainly do not.
Pre-approved does not mean an obligation to pay. And you are not charged to "verify" on eBay. The bid is only enforceable in a civil action, and will seldom be ruled in favor of the plaintiff(there are a million legal reasons to get out of the deal).

As a long time eBay seller, believe me, a bid means nothing. But you're right on one point, it will be interesting.
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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 10:57 PM
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147. From the auction link -
- they are charging to verify.

"To place a bid of US $15,000.00 or more, you'll need to provide a valid credit card or complete the ID Verify process ($5)."
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:43 AM
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175. That's pretty much how I feel about it
This hill ain't worth dying on.
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geek_sabre Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:12 PM
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140. Nah.
The bid's up to $851,000: I anticipate that by bid's end, with Rush's match, that will be an excess of $2 mil to a good charity. I don't really find anything offensive in the ad, and if he wants to support a good cause by selling some paper, then good on him.
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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:02 AM
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148. At midnight CST the bidding is up to $2,000,200
This is going to cost Rush big time. But, he's going to get tons of positive publicity.

Regards, Mugu
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All4Free Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:38 AM
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150. I doubt it's going to hurt him
since the foundation says he has given them millions upon millions already. He can afford it. At least all that money is going somewhere it can do some good. That's the best I can make out of it.
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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:18 AM
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151. 2 million??? Come on Rush, shill bidding ain't allowed on eBay
Either Rush is bidding on his own stuff, or there's a couple of prank bidders messing with the pill-popper's auction.
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All4Free Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:40 AM
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152. I think you underestimate dittoheads
They are totally insane. If he says "shit" they open their mouths like birds. I'm serious, there was some terrible song he put on as a joke once and joked that he liked it, and they started calling and asking where to get it for their weddings. He was like, it was a joke, but they still didn't get it. And some of them are rich. He gets a lot of money every year on his leukemia donation thing. So if he's selling something they figure they gotta get it, even if it costs them their yacht and their vaca house in Barbados. :puke: They'll put out the money. They're not too smart.
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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:50 AM
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154. I still think it's prank bidders
Most of the richer dittoheads wouldn't spend a cent on anything that didn't have at least a 20% rate of return. Giving millions of dollars to orphans of soldiers killed in the conservative movement's glorious war in Iraq would just be another "socialist handout" as far as they were concerned. When Rush raises money, it's usually from the poor slobs.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:01 AM
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159. Exactly...that $2.1 million piece of paper
will be worth $1000 in 50 years. Tops.

But in terms of campaign money (even IF it's somehow diverted to someone's campaign), 2 million is small potatoes. We're better off ignoring this and moving on to more important matters.
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YankeeFan Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:34 AM
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170. re: We're better off ignoring this
But Rush and his cronies aren't.

He's on record saying that he'll match the winning bid with his own money.
He has challenged the 41 senators to match the winning bid to the charity of their choice. At last count this is over $82 million to MoveOne or A.N.S.W.E.R. to name just two charities out there. Rush can use this to cause us all sorts of problems next year.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:45 AM
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177. You could buy a house for that
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bcoylepa Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 08:25 AM
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156. interesting
that the ditto heads will support this with their money while Dems are way out fundraising Repubs everywhere you look. Guess the hate speech is more fund worthy than the candidates.
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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:20 AM
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160. Done!
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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:34 AM
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161. It's over 2 millions dollars now
and less than two hours and half, this auction will be over.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:42 AM
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:45 AM
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163. Get a life
Or better yet, get a mental health examine.
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FLLegal Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:47 AM
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164. LOL
Oh great the patient recommends treatment. LOL
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:39 AM
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174. Time to go back to LGF. Bye-bye
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:16 AM
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167. let the tombstone begin 5, 4, 3...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:37 PM
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:35 AM
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171. god bless rush? you have landed on the wrong planet. may you never return.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 11:32 AM
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180. thank you mods, the stench was overwhelming
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:30 AM
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169. WHY TH FUCK HASN'T THIS AUCTION BEEN PULLED?!?!
How can this continue. Has anyone heard anything from Ebay? 2.1 M? Will there be a tax on this?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:37 AM
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173. Because a bunch of people complaining is not grounds for eBay to pull it
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 10:38 AM by slackmaster
I don't see where it violates any of the eBay rules.

Will there be a tax on this?

No, as long as he does what he says he will do with the money.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:33 PM
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 11:34 AM
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181. boy, the rush defenders are all over this thread...enjoy your stay
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 11:34 AM by spanone
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:40 PM
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Matt Mittan Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:49 PM
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187. cenorship
censorship is at the heart of the matter...we can't allow people to say God Bless Rush, even if we mean it.
God has no place in our Party.
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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:21 PM
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190. The bidding is over
and a lady by the name of Betty Casey won with a bid of $2,100,100.

Regards, Mugu
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YankeeFan Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:05 PM
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194. Betty Casey
Two links to her


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33744-2004Jul7.html


http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?zip=20854&last=CASEY&first=BETTY
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:21 PM
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191. I think the "dingy Harry" remark is enough cause to bring it down.
It's disrespectful at the very least.
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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:32 PM
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192. Sen. Reid was on C-SPAN II this morning
encouraging people of means to bid on this item. So apparently he's alright with it.

Regards, Mugu
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FastHorizon Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:05 PM
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193. EXCERPT FROM RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW:

Our winning bidder, subject to the receipt of funds... is a wonderful woman named Betty Casey, as trustee of the Eugene B. Casey Foundation. She gives significant sums to hospitals, hospices, colleges, and private schools. These include the Eugene B. Casey Diabetes Education Center, The Eugene B. Casey Swim Center and the Eugene B. Casey Academic Center , and The Casey Home hospice. She has also donated tens of millions from the foundation and her personal funds to the Washington Opera.

Betty has been a listener to my program since it's inception, and we can't thank her enough for her support. We'd also like to thank Ebay Giving Works for allowing us to break their website in the closing moments of the auction, and Auction Cause, who was our consultant in prequalifying bidders and developing the auction
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