I’m just wonderin’….
Why is it that you actually have any of the Facebook millions that you don’t want to pay taxes on? The court system of – drumroll – the United States.
The court system that you used to force The Green Hoodie into paying up over what he stole from you?
You should be willing to pay $67 million to the U.S. on principle – not for something as silly as giving your family political asylum, but for being the situs of the filming of a movie that not only made you out to be something better than the turd you are proving yourself to be (shit, I thought it was bad that The Green Hoodie could create a situation so fucked up that 99%-ers could view the Romney-esque Winkelvosses as aggrieved parties and be justified in doing so) but also had an actor portray you who is far better looking than you are.
Pay up or shut up.
Actually, here’s a better idea: Pay up AND shut up.
Look no further than Joe Ricketts, the patriarch of the clan (klan?) that owns one of the few major league teams with a worse track record of World Series futility than the Houston Astros:
Tom Ricketts is the name most associated with the current ownership of the Cubs. However, it is a family affair – and apparently, the Cubs should consider changing their mascot from a bear to a one-percenter.
In 2010, Ricketts led a campaign against special-interest earmarks and wasteful spending in the federal government. Ricketts founded an organization called Taxpayers Against Earmarks and classified every Member of Congress as either a spending “hero” or “hooligan.” Ricketts has been credited with convincing Members of Congress to adopt a moratorium on earmarks. Taxpayers Against Earmarks changed its name to Ending Spending in 2011.
Ricketts established and funded The Ending Spending Fund, a political action committee, in 2010. The Ending Spending Fund spent over $1 million sponsoring independent advertisements in several Congressional races. The goal of the advertising expenditure was to highlight incumbents’ earmark-related policies. The Ending Spending Fund spent the largest amount of its money on the United States Senate election in Nevada, 2010 in an effort to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid….
Ricketts served on the board of trustees of the American Enterprise Institute from 1999-2007
On a clear day, you can see that plutocracy is on the verge of becoming forever.
In his newest video, conservative videographer James O’Keefe claims that during his organization’s latest inept voter fraud sting in North Carolina, “we found ballots being offered out in the name of the dead.” Unfortunately for O’Keefe, the person whose ballot his operative sought is actually alive, as is indicated by the raw video his organization posted online.
Yet, O’Keefe actually commits voter fraud (or, perhaps, conspiracy to commit voter fraud – but some criminal act nevertheless) by providing false information in the obtaining of a ballot.
If white, christianist, Republican-controlled legislatures were actually concerned about voter fraud, why wouldn’t they simply enact bills of attainder against Jame O’Keefe (and the ghost of Andrew Breitbart, should it ever appear)?
Yes, bills of attainder are facially unconstiutional.
But since when has that curtailed the political bloodlust of a white, christianist, Republican-controlled legislature? It certainly hasn’t with all of the vote-suppression laws that they’ve concocted.
Knowing That None of Your Five Millionaire-From-Birth Sons Will Ever Get Any Closer to an Iraq Battlefield Than Utah….May 6, 2012
Chad Nance, a Winston-Salem freelance journalist who is currently active in electoral campaigning, says poll workers outside the early voting site at the Forsyth County Government Center in downtown Winston-Salem reported to him that the wife of NC Sen. Peter Brunstetter remarked today that her husband sponsored legislation to put the marriage amendment on the primary ballot “to protect the Caucasian race.”
[Nance]: Did you say anything about Caucasians?
Brunsetter: If I did it wasn’t anything race related.
And, in Houston, re: the killing of a former Houston Astros minor leaguer who had become a cop in Mississippi:
I’m oh so confident that neither “White” nor “Hispanic” was race-related either….