Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Boycott Madonna: Is Len Blavatnik (Russian Oligarch & owner of Warner Brothers/Atlantic Records) Shoveling $Big Money to GOP Senator Lindsey Graham?

Lenny B's next glam rock act?
Mod: Full disclosure, I worked for the Warner Music Group for 20 years, though I have been gone for a little while. But just so you know, should you purchase let's say that Tom Petty "An American Treasure" retrospective that came out last week, remember into whose pockets you're putting your hard earned American dollars.

Lindsey Graham Received Campaign Donations From Firm Tied To Russian Oligarch (The Intellectualist link): Sen. Lindsey Graham received $800,000 from a Ukrainian-born oligarch with ties to Putin's inner circle. As President Donald Trump appears to sink deeper into legal trouble and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation pushes forward, the relative silence of congressional Republicans becomes increasingly difficult to ignore.

But apart from the obvious reasons conservative lawmakers might steer clear of commenting on Trump’s situation — party loyalty and fear of inviting a presidential Twitter attack come to mind — it is worth remembering that several noteworthy Republicans have Russia links as well.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is one such lawmaker.

The Dallas Morning News reported last year that Graham was one of several Republican politicians to receive contributions from “a Ukrainian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin's favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank.”

During the last election, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard "Len" Blavatnik $6.35 million to Republican candidates and and incumbent senators, using two holding companies, Access Industries and AI Altep Holdings.

Graham received $800,000 of that money.

Lead singer of The Treasonettes?
Len Blavatnik, considered to be one of the richest men in Great Britain, holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and the U.K. He is known for his business savvy and generous philanthropy, but not without controversy.

Blavatnik's relationships with Russian oligarchs close to Putin, particularly Oleg Deripaska, should be worrisome for Trump and the six GOP leaders who took Blavatnik's money during the 2016 presidential campaign. Lucky for them no one has noticed. Yet.

Deripaska founded RUSAL, the second largest aluminum country in the world, and until earlier this year, he was the majority owner. In an agreement struck with the U.S. Treasury Department following financial difficulties due to Deripaska’s placement on the U.S. sanctions list, the billionaire stepped down as director and pledged to reduce his ownership stake to less than 50 percent.

According to The Dallas Morning News, Blavatnik owns a significant stake in the company as well and served on its Board until just two days after Trump was elected president.

Though Graham has been less shy than other Republicans about criticizing Trump on occasion, he was the first GOP lawmaker to signal openness to the president firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying Thursday that Trump is “entitled to having an attorney general he has faith in” and “there will come a time sooner rather than later where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice”, according to CNN.

Trump has taken fresh aim at Sessions in recent days as his legal exposure has increased significantly.

Mod: Suddenly Graham's unhinged screaming about the Kavanaugh investigation makes sense. He's getting paid. The rest of the article is available at the link.

ACLU is spending more than $1 million in TV ads comparing Kavanaugh to Bill Clinton, Cosby (The Washington Post link): The American Civil Liberties Union said it has spent a little more than $1 million on television advertisements to oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

The campaign, announced Monday, is another sign that the ACLU, which describes itself as a nonpartisan organization, has energized its advocacy efforts in the Trump era. Two days earlier, the group’s national board voted to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination — something it has done only three other times in the past century.

ACLU’s political growth and advocacy has increased since Donald Trump was elected president. We’ve had a massive growth in volunteer base and massive growth in financial resources,” said Faiz Shakir, ACLU’s national political director. “People have funded us, and I think they expect a return.”

Since Trump’s election, the ACLU said its membership has jumped from 400,000 to 1.84 million

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59 comments:

  1. Maybe Miss Lindsey should keep her threats to herself.

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  2. Mark Judge's memoir now selling for up to $1,999 on Amazon

    He’s the mystery man who’s a key figure in the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and for $600, you can now learn some of his innermost thoughts. Or you can pay $1,999 for the hardcover of his book “Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk.”

    Memoirs by Kavanaugh’s high-school friend Mark Judge have skyrocketed in price following last week’s emotional hearing, where Christine Blasey Ford described Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teens. At the hearing, Kavanaugh tearfully maintained his innocence.

    Blasey Ford said Judge was in the room when the assault happened, but Judge didn’t testify at the hearing.

    People who want a glimpse into Judge and his past as a hard-drinking student can find it in his writings. Used copies of Judge’s memoir, “God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling,” were selling for up to $784 on Amazon on Monday, up from $200 the day after the hearing.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mark-judges-memoir-now-selling-for-up-to-dollar1999-on-amazon/ar-BBNNsDq?ocid=spartandhp#image=BBMRIBM|2

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    1. check ebay, item 253909149731

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  3. Since when has the ACLU fought for and defended any American that wasn't a Leftist?

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    1. You uninformed passive-aggressive types can be so tedious:

      https://www.npr.org/2017/02/12/514785623/the-aclu-explains-why-theyre-supporting-the-rights-of-milo-yiannopoulos

      Google them for countless more examples. Then make a donation. You may need them one day.

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    2. ACLU fought for and defended the American Nazi Party when they marched in "predominately Jewish Skokie." I thought it was disgusting at the time, but they are better at protecting the Constitution than Kavanaugh would be.

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    3. I much prefer an organization that defends the American Bill of Rights, no matter how messy, to a "president" that claims to love a foreign communist dictator responsible for the murder of millions of his own people.

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  4. Why doesn't the attack dog Lindsey Graham just come out of the closet, like 'he/she' does in private with 'his/her' friends? SoCal had an elected closet person but after retiring he and his male lover got along just fine, does this mean Lindsey should retire so he can become normal with is lover also? It night be better for the nation as a whole.

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  5. Stealing is the basic method that Communist China employees to get ahead in the world, like common criminals that they really are! It is too bad 'trumpy' employees the same methods also. https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/10/01/pomona-...

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  6. It's all in the delivery, https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/10/01/snoop-dogg-calls-kanye-west-an-uncle-tom-for-supporting-america-first-agenda/

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    1. A more accurate title would be snoop-dogg-calls-kanye-west-an-uncle-tom-for-supporting-a-destroy-america-russia-first-agenda

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    2. Snoop Dogg is a patriot. Kanye wears a skirt at home.

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  7. I would buy Tom Petty's "An American Treasure" and trash Madonnas "Material Girl" any day of the year, consumers don't care who's pockets the cash ends up in, they only want good music.

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    1. Consumers don’t particularly want good music, they want music that makes them feel good. There’s a difference.

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    2. How about music that puts money in the pocket of a Russian oligarch? One who then puts that cash into the pockets of GOP traitors?

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  8. 7:27am What? The ACLU was caught with their pants down 7:27am
    They group only decided to defend him because he is Gay and they did not want their appearances against the LBGTQ community to be pitted.
    It had nothing to do with protecting Free Speech Rights.

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    1. Be thankful that the ACLU even protects the emanations of misfiring neurons.

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    2. I doubt there’s a cure for your rabidity, but for the sake of everyone else on this forum so you won’t infect them, here another article that disproves your continued lie about the ACLU:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/06/19/a-history-of-the-aclu-defending-confederate-veterans-the-kkk-and-rush-limbaugh/?utm_term=.db6372246e9e

      And here’s a link to the ACLU’s page so you can make your donation:
      https://action.aclu.org/give/protect-rights-freedoms-we-believe-8?ms_aff=sem&initms_aff=sem&ms=180702_gad_SEM_Google_Search-ACLU-A_ACLU%20General%20Terms_aclu%20donation_e_265627953067&initms=180702_gad_SEM_Google_Search-ACLU-A_ACLU%20General%20Terms_aclu%20donation_e_265627953067&ms_chan=sem&initms_chan=sem&ms_ex=BPI&initms_ex=BPI&CID=70136000001OsJ4

      U gonna need ‘em.

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  9. The same Tea Nuts with their panties in a knot over the ACLU would gladly take a knee for Kim Jong Un.

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  10. Seriously, the Washington Post?

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    1. I know, it's an American publication. I know how you hate anything from our country.

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    2. Still mad that they took down Nixon?

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  11. President Trump: Scary and difficult time for young men in America.

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    1. Governor Brown required that 50% women now will be required to sit on the boards of companies in California. Forcing Female Affirmative Action will not help business and there will be lawsuits or companies leaving California & taking jobs with them. Women could do better starting their own businesses when able to fund startups. I want to see Gov. Brown be consistent & force 50% Female members of Ca. Legislature.
      If companies assign mentors to promising women already in their force that might help reduce resistance. Even if Gov. Brown had started with a sliding scale we would be better off. Readers may want to
      name the worse offending companies that discriminate against women .

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    2. Not for those who don’t commit sexual assaults.

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    3. You mean ill mannered acting like a perverted lounge lizard towards women? That's why we have prisons and a couple extra cells opened up for the likes him and his friends. then you can get the same attention to you when your in a prison in general population, pegging is a new sport I hear?

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  12. Presumption of Innocence.
    The FBI supplemental background information will completed soon and be distributed to Senators only, as they have always been. The Senate vote will be held this week.
    Under perjury of Federal Law, the statements given from all persons have not changed.

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    1. There is no presumption of innocence in a job interview, but if there were, the burden has clearly shifted to Kavanaugh to show that he has not lied to Congress numerous times over the last decade plus.

      Should we also presume that he has judicial temperament? Any such presumption was demolished by his own unhinged testimony last week.

      How about a presumption that he will follow the federal rules of evidence? Well, any such presumption was likewise demolished by his owned crazed, evidence-free claims that testimony about his sexual misconduct, drunkenness, and lies are somehow payback for the Clintons or part of a conspiracy against him. Where is the admissible evidence for such wild, paranoid claims? There is none.

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    2. Presumption is innocence? Like the time Trump personally paid $75,000 for a full-page ad in the NyTimes calling for the death penalty of the Central Park 5, who were later exonerated and found innocent?

      Or when Trump, supposedly a non-politician, incessantly demanded in public evidence of Obama’s birth certificate?


      Sure buddy.

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  13. Homophobic photos smear the Senator because of disagreement with his party or political views or recent remarks.
    Use of these images is dirty journalism that does not belong on the Tattler. Graham's sexual orientation is nobody's business but his own. Should Ralph Nader have been attached for being single ? Disappointed to see these cheap shots online.
    It's about time men get to show some emotion under extraordinary circumstances.

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    1. He's been compromised. That could be the way it was done.

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    2. Someone doesn’t care for Warhol-like art.

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    3. Glam Graham.

      Is this post really homophobic?
      That’s usually not the Mod’s style

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    4. The only people scared around here are the Tea Nuts.

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  14. I'm sorry but Blue eyeshadow is so yesterday!

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  15. Philadelphia today: President Trump in his speech said " we have spent years rebuilding other countries, now we are finally rebuilding ours"

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    1. Mushroomburger.

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    2. It's OK...liberals can make fun of gay people without being haters.

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    3. Wait, didn’t just make a giant investment in israel?

      Also, if you stop bombing and overthrowing other countries governments they won’t need the building so often

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  16. Juanita Broderick asks the FBI to investigate her rape from President Bill Clinton and that the Democrat Senators that first denied her these rights don't cover up with hypocrisy.
    Bill Clinton said " don't worry iam sterile i had mumps when I was a boy".
    My question then would be who is Chelsea' s birthfather?

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    1. You’re a really weird f’er even for a troll, aren’t you?

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    2. Asked and answered...Webster Hubbell.

      She's also a spitting image of her father.

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    3. Great question, buddy. Get back to us when you’ve figured it out.

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    4. 1:33 is a disgusting lying pig.

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  17. Abolish ice Cubes! Kavanaugh is accused throwing ice cubes in a bar one night!!!

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    1. Must have been some pretty big ice cubes. Otherwise why would he be arrested?

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    2. Even with beer bravado, a coward like Kavanaugh would never throw down in a bar by himself. No, he had his gang with him.

      So was Kavanaugh holding the guy while Kav’s friend smashed the guy on the head with a beer mug?

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  18. First the Democrats want to boycott In N Out burgers, now they want to boycott beer - throw the bums out.

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  19. Judicial Temperament? What the heck is that? You mean like Judge Judy, she's great.

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  20. Ice Cubes? Arrest all the wacky Senators for giving us all a snow job.

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  21. SOUNDS MCKENZIE LIVES

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  23. New report on trump money fraud just released.

    I really regret voting for him.

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  24. Not just Trump. If there was wrongdoing, and it seems on a massive scale, isn't Trump's Article 3 judge sister implicated?

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