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by buckeye319 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:36 pm
by Ziner » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:55 pm
by buckeye319 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:16 pm
by Ziner » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:24 pm
by Ziner » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:30 pm
by skatingtripods » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:07 pm
by BDFD » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:34 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:Who gives a shit?I hope Lebron likes high taxes on all of his money.
by jfiling » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:44 pm
BDFD wrote:Somewhat politically incorrect post of the day #2: Can anyone show me a famous African American that doesn't endorse Obama?
by Mr. MacPhisto » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:16 pm
buckeye319 wrote:Ziner - I could be wrong but I believe that if one donates more than $2,500 (or something in that area) that it has to be made public. All sorts of other athletes - Elway, Nicklaus, among many others have donated to McCain, and Staubach gave $40 K to the Arizona senator.
by buckeye319 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:10 am
BDFD wrote:It's part of his quest to become a global icon. Donate to the trendy American Presidential candidate days after he comes back from his well-covered world tour.
by jfiling » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:26 am
buckeye319 wrote:And Mac, while the oil industry donates heavily to both Dems and Republicans - and Obama to be sure - the vast majority of the money goes to the Republican Party. There's not even a debate.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:55 am
jfiling wrote:Mac, you don't have the numbers on your side in this debate.http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?ind=E01Pretty clear where the oil money goes, although it is interesting how they hedge their bets.
by jfiling » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:30 pm
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:jfiling wrote:Mac, you don't have the numbers on your side in this debate.http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?ind=E01Pretty clear where the oil money goes, although it is interesting how they hedge their bets.The data I looked at from the FEC recently told a very different story. Could've been wrong. That's hardly big money anyways.Oil and Gas contributed over $18M this year. That's really pennies.Guess who's in the trial lawyers' pockets?http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/i ... tt2=SubmitOver $118M given to the Dems and $44M to the Republicans. It's funny how people focus so much on how oil corrupts when it gave only a bit over 10% of what the lawyers paid out. Wonder why we can't get real tort reform? Wonder why medical malpractice insurance is so high? Hell, people even talk about how bad the military industrial complex is.http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/i ... tt2=SubmitSeems like the lawyers are the real problem. Maybe Shakespeare was right.
by scott » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:57 am
buckeye319 wrote:with $20 K. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/07/lebron-james-ob.htmlHe gets compared to Jordan a lot in terms of his apolitical stances, but this is noteworthy.
by Bayou Tribe » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:04 pm
Here is a list of celebrities who have donated to the presidential election if you're interested, many of whom are famous athletes. Jordan actually gave about $2K to Obama. http://www.newsmeat.com/2008a-list.php Sorry, here is one with only famous sports personalities. http://www.newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/
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