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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:49 PM
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Lorne Michaels, The Creater of SNL, Has Donated The Max To John McCain In This Primary
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 03:53 PM by Magic Rat
$2,300.

For those wondering where SNL's political bents lie.

(I think I can post this here, since it doesn't direclty deal with OUR democratic primary, but rather the political race overall).

http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/L...


His political donations...

MICHAELS, LORNE MR.
NEW YORK , NY 10023
SNL/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER John McCain (R)
President
JOHN MCCAIN 2008 INC. - $1,300
primary 05/11/07
MICHAELS, LORNE MR.
NEW YORK , NY 10023
SNL/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER John McCain (R)
President
JOHN MCCAIN 2008 INC. - $1,000
primary 03/31/07
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK , NY 10023
NBC/BROADWAY VIDEO/WRITER/PRODUCER FRANKEN, AL (DFL)
Senate - MN
AL FRANKEN FOR SENATE - $2,300
primary 03/31/07
Michaels, Lorne Mr.
New York , NY 10019
Broadway Video Entert/Producer Chris Dodd (D)
President
CHRIS DODD FOR PRESIDENT INC - $2,300
general 03/05/07
Michaels, Lorne Mr.
New York , NY 10019
Broadway Video Entert/Producer Chris Dodd (D)
President
CHRIS DODD FOR PRESIDENT INC - $2,300
primary 03/05/07
Michaels, Lorne Mr.
New York, NY 10019
SNL/Executive Producer STRAIGHT TALK AMERICA - $1,000
primary 10/19/06
Michaels, Lorne
New York, NY 10023
Broadway Video/Producer CITIZENS FOR HOPE RESPONSIBILITY INDEPENDENCE AND SERVICE PAC (CHRIS PAC) - $5,000
primary 06/29/06
Michaels, Lorne
New York, NY 10023
NBC/Broadway Video/Writer/Producer MIDWEST VALUES PAC (MVP) - $2,000
primary 02/07/06
Michaels, Lorne
New York, NY 10023
Broadway Video/Producer CITIZENS FOR HOPE RESPONSIBILITY INDEPENDENCE AND SERVICE PAC (CHRIS PAC) - $5,000
primary 11/10/04
MICHAELS, LORNE MR
NEW YORK, NY 10019
SNL MCCAIN, JOHN S (R)
Senate - AZ
FRIENDS OF JOHN MCCAIN Won $1,000
general 10/30/04
Michaels, Lorne
New York, NY 10019
SNL/Executive John Kerry (D)
President
KERRY VICTORY 2004 Lost $2,000
primary 06/30/04
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
BROADWAY VIDEO Chris Dodd (D)
Senate - CT
FRIENDS OF CHRIS DODD Won $2,000
general 06/01/04
Michaels, Lorne
New York, NY 10023
Broadway Video/Producer CITIZENS FOR HOPE RESPONSIBILITY INDEPENDENCE AND SERVICE PAC (CHRIS PAC) - $5,000
primary 12/19/03
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
BROADWAY VIDEO DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE (D) - $5,000
primary 01/30/02
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10023
BROADWAY VIDEO Charles Schumer (D)
Senate - NY
FRIENDS OF SCHUMER Won $1,000
primary 04/17/01
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10023
NBC Thomas R. Carper (D)
Senate - DE
CARPER FOR SENATE Won $1,000
general 11/03/00
Michaels, Lorne Mr.
New York, NY 10023
Saturday Night Live/Director Ralph Nader (IND)
President
NADER 2000 PRIMARY COMMITTEE INC Lost $1,000
general 07/24/00
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
BROADWAY VIDEO Chris Dodd (D)
Senate - CT
FRIENDS OF CHRIS DODD Won $1,000
general 05/15/00
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10112
NBC GRAHAM, LARRY (D)
House (NY District: 19)
LARRY GRAHAM FOR CONGRESS Lost $1,000
primary 04/26/00
Michaels, Lorne Mr.
New York, NY 10019 John McCain (R)
President
MCCAIN 2000 INC Lost $1,000
primary 02/29/00
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10112
NBC KERREY, J ROBERT (D)
Senate - NE
KERREY FOR U S SENATE COMMITTEE Lost $1,000
primary 11/24/99
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10023
WRITER/PRODUCER Howard L. Berman (D)
House (CA District: 28)
BERMAN FOR CONGRESS Won $1,000
primary 10/08/99
Michaels, Lorne Mr.
New York, NY 10112
Saturday Night Live Bill Bradley (D)
President
BILL BRADLEY FOR PRESIDENT INC Lost $1,000
primary 08/11/99
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10023 Charles Schumer (D)
Senate - NY
SCHUMER '98 Won $1,000
general 10/16/98
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
SNL DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) - $2,000
primary 08/12/98
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10023
BROADWAY VIDEO GREEN, MARK (D)
Senate - NY
GREEN FOR UNITED STATES SENATE Lost $1,000
primary 05/28/98
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10012
NBC GRAHAM, BOB (D)
Senate - FL
FRIENDS OF BOB GRAHAM COMMITTEE Won $1,000
primary 03/26/98
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
BROADWAY VIDEO Chris Dodd (D)
Senate - CT
98 FRIENDS OF CHRIS DODD Won $1,000
primary 12/22/97
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
BROADWAY VIDEO Chris Dodd (D)
Senate - CT
98 FRIENDS OF CHRIS DODD Won $1,000
general 12/22/97
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10112
NBC KERREY, J ROBERT (BOB) SENATOR (D)
President
KERREY FOR PRESIDENT Lost $250
primary 10/09/92
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10023
NBC-TV Chris Dodd (D)
Senate - CT
FRIENDS OF CHRIS DODD (1992) Won $1,000
primary 06/04/92
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10023
NBC-TV Chris Dodd (D)
Senate - CT
FRIENDS OF CHRIS DODD (1992) Won $1,000
general 06/04/92
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
PRODUCER ABRAMS, ROBERT (D)
Senate - NY
ABRAMS COMMITTEE Lost $1,000
primary 12/11/91
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
PRODUCER ABRAMS, ROBERT (D)
Senate - NY
ABRAMS COMMITTEE Lost $1,000
general 12/11/91
MICHAELS, LORNE MR
NEW YORK, NY 10019
PRODUCER DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) - $1,000
primary 11/23/88
MICHAELS, LORNE D MR
NEW YORK, NY
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BOND, JULIAN (D)
House (GA District: 05)
JULIAN BOND TO CONGRESS COMMITTEE Lost $1,000 09/16/86
MICHAELS, LORNE D MR
NEW YORK, NY
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BOND, JULIAN (D)
House (GA District: 05)
JULIAN BOND TO CONGRESS COMMITTEE Lost $1,000
primary 06/27/86
MICHAELS, LORNE MR
NEW YORK, NY 10019 CRANSTON, ALAN (D)
President
CRANSTON FOR PRESIDENT COMMITTEE INC Lost $500
primary 05/24/83
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
BROADWAY VIDEO MOYNIHAN, DANIEL PATRICK (D)
Senate - NY
MOYNIHAN COMMITTEE INC Won $500
general 11/19/82
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
BROADWAY VIDEO MOYNIHAN, DANIEL PATRICK (D)
Senate - NY
MOYNIHAN COMMITTEE INC Won $500
primary 06/19/82
MICHAELS, LORNE
NEW YORK, NY 10019
NBC GREEN, MARK J (D)
House (NY District: 18)
MARK GREEN FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE Lost $500
general 10/23/80
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:53 PM
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1. Lorne Michaels doesn't "write the show" and you are demented if you think the "writers" and cast are
GOP. Don't be a ninny.Is AAR repuke because some of its shows are carried by Clear Channel? Is Alec Baldwin repuke because GOP companies advertise on his show?
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:54 PM
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2. who has final say over the scripts?
you think Michaels doesn't?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:59 PM
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3. Heaven forbid that Lorne Michaels would EVER influence anyone on SNL!!!
I mean ... golly ... isn't it clear that Murdoch has no influence over Fox News??? :eyes:

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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:00 PM
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4. probably wants to be on McCain's good side so he'll do the show
like when he 'sang' on it
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:01 PM
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5. Strange
All of his other donations- at least the ones I recognize-have gone to Dems. Including Chris Dodd,John Kerry, Bob Kerrey, Al Franken, Mark Green. . . all liberals.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:36 PM
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12. Only sent to Kerry AFTER he was the nominee.
.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:02 PM
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6. "Suffering Samurai Shitballs, that totally sucks." - John Belushi
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:03 PM
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7. Yet another...
...that has gotten more conservative as the years have worn on. And the impact of that psychic shitstorm named 911. Congratulations to Lorne on his support of more wars.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:13 PM
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8. Lorne Micheals has donated all the rest of the time to Dems. including a ton of money to Chris Dodd
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 04:13 PM by saracat
Grow up.Maybe he just doesn't "like " either of the "historical " candidates. If you think he supports Hillary, where's the donation? It may be McCain is a personal friend.He also dionated to Al Franken. Believe it or not some people have personal GOP friends that they donate to out of obligation.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:32 PM
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9. WHY are you surprized? Michaels forgot his key audience long ago
He's a massive control freak with lots and lots of money. But the movies he bankrolled flopped, and the only thing he has now is SNL, which sucks BIG ones, and has for YEARS.

Playing both ends towards the middle. Either way he comes up on the *winning* end. Typical Michaels move. :shrug:
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:05 PM
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19. When the jokes get harder to write
you can either improve the product or else shift the emphasis on an increasingly stupid demographic.

This is show has been basically at the fart joke level for 20 years.
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:34 PM
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10. WTF! -- no wonder SNL is so pro-Hillary n/t
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:36 PM
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11. Took the words right out of my mouth.
:hi:
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:54 PM
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13. Nader too
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:21 PM
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14. It's so inconsistent with his general pattern.
He has given 9 times as much money to democrats as he has to replublicans.

I found one article that mentions that McCain's daughter was an intern on the show at the time.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/05/lighter-s... /

Also, it should be noted that these were donations for the primary, not the general.
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:31 PM
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15. He donated to Al Franken too - maybe he likes McCain more than
Hillary or Obama - could be it's a personal thing.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:48 PM
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17. Franken is a Big Fat Idiot, and Iraq war supporter. Let him go to
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 06:25 PM by Tom Joad
iraq and eat some army rations for a few months.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:05 PM
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23. Franken worked for him for many years. nt
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:48 PM
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16. that he continues to support SNL is bad enough. The US deserves better.
So Lorne is a fascist pig. many of them around.
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:03 PM
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18. Is that show still on?
I remember when it used to be funny. That would have been about 1978.

And then I remember when it was at least a little bit clever. That might have been about 1980.

And then I remember when even though humor was a rare thing, there was at least a little biting social awareness. That would have been about 1985.

Since then, it has been a good way for losers to waste a Saturday evening.

Not that the rest of what teevee offers is any better.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:27 PM
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20. Mad TV is actually worse. They really had to put effort into that.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:36 PM
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21. McCain has hosted SNL
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:41 PM
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22. Maybe that's why they haven't found anyone to portray him in the cast
I was discussing this last night. There hasn't been anyone to do a character of him :shrug:

And yes I realize he gives more money to democrats, but still why no McLameBrain character.

Certainly he isn't THAT hard to imitate.




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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:17 PM
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24. I think Bill Hader could do him
Bill Hader can do anyone.
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