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Google Registers Political Action Committee
little green footballs ^ | October 24, 2006 | Richard Wray

Posted on 10/24/2006 5:12:08 PM PDT by george76

Google has registered a political action committee with the US Federal Election Commission...

apparently we’re now going to see the bizarre leftist philosophy so evident at Google News extended into the political meat world:

Google becomes a political player.

Google has an impressive list of players on its team. As well as counting Al Gore among its senior advisers, Google’s Washington office was set up about a year and a half ago by Alan Davidson. A well-known Democrat sympathiser, he served for eight years as associate director of the Centre for Democracy and Technology, a thinktank that opposes government and industry control of the web.

Alongside him is Robert Boorstin, a former Clinton foreign policy aide from the Centre for American Progress, as Google’s communications chief in the capital.

Google’s PAC will be run by a five-person board of directors who will be guided by the recommendations of an advisory committee made up of Google employees. It will raise its funds through voluntary donations from staff.

But judging from the fact that in the past Google employees have been involved with leftwing groups such as MoveOn.org, it will be very interesting to see where that cash is headed.

(Excerpt) Read more at littlegreenfootballs.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alandavidson; algore; boorstin; davidson; democrats; election; elections; fugoogle; google; googlespac; gore; pac; robertboorstin; shadowparty; votegop
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1 posted on 10/24/2006 5:12:09 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

How disgusting. They are everywhere.


2 posted on 10/24/2006 5:14:04 PM PDT by ladyinred (RIP my precious Lamb Chop)
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To: Congressman Billybob

the original

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1930008,00.html


3 posted on 10/24/2006 5:15:29 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

More rich liberal money for Air America and other worthless crap.


4 posted on 10/24/2006 5:15:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: george76

BTTT


5 posted on 10/24/2006 5:16:26 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Chicos_Bail_Bonds

Chris Bowers ?



6 posted on 10/24/2006 5:16:42 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

It will be interesting to see what agenda this PAC pursues. However, IMHO most company PACs pursue legislation related to the health of the company, and are usually fairly non-partisan. For example, the company for which I work has a PAC and they support both Democraps and Republicans that will support legislation that the PAC deems favorable to the company's prospects.


7 posted on 10/24/2006 5:18:57 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Purrcival; SideoutFred

Washington movers and shakers to Google's DC office, has observers painting the company as a possible kingmaker.


8 posted on 10/24/2006 5:19:10 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ladyinred

not just google bombing...


9 posted on 10/24/2006 5:19:55 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Whatever happened to Campaign Finance Reform??? LOL


10 posted on 10/24/2006 5:22:11 PM PDT by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: goodnesswins; Caipirabob
Whatever happened to Campaign Finance Reform???

8-)

11 posted on 10/24/2006 5:23:31 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Let 'em.

We just need to waych for violations of the law.


12 posted on 10/24/2006 5:23:46 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg

waych = watch


13 posted on 10/24/2006 5:24:01 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: george76

Google is today what AOL was in the 90's. So take heart, like AOL, they won't last.


14 posted on 10/24/2006 5:25:19 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: george76

I guess the Democrats could use more money to tell voters how the Republican Party is the party of big business. It's too bad that irony supplements aren't good for you.


15 posted on 10/24/2006 5:28:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: BigSkyFreeper; ELS

16 posted on 10/24/2006 5:29:31 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: DesScorp
Google is today what AOL was in the 90's. So take heart, like AOL, they won't last.

Can I call you on that in ten years? Google has a different market than AOL; AOL was a service provider for dial-up. It was just a matter of time before dial-up went extinct, and AOL did not diversify into broadband (they just "piggybacked" other broadband suppliers, charging $5 a month extra for their software). Google, on the other hand, has something that probably won't go extinct: a search engine. Theirs is the dominant search engine, and I don't see that changing. In addition, Google is branching out. Some of those branches are probably dead ends, but many of them are and will be successful. Google is here to stay, like it or not.

17 posted on 10/24/2006 5:34:18 PM PDT by psychoknk
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To: george76

Okay, computer experts; tell me which OTHER search engines will get me off the googling as my primary means of finding things?


18 posted on 10/24/2006 5:35:39 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: george76
Just what we need...a bunch of Leftists who think China can do no wrong and the U.S. can do no right running a PAC.

Haven't these jackasses heard of MoveOn.org? Talk about reinventing the freakin' wheel...

19 posted on 10/24/2006 5:37:09 PM PDT by Prime Choice (True Conservatives don't vote for Liberals just because they have an 'R' by their name.)
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To: traditional1
Okay, computer experts; tell me which OTHER search engines will get me off the googling as my primary means of finding things?

I'm partial to Ms. Dewey, myself. But then, I have a thing for hot and sassy girlies.

20 posted on 10/24/2006 5:40:20 PM PDT by Prime Choice (True Conservatives don't vote for Liberals just because they have an 'R' by their name.)
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To: goodnesswins
Whatever happened to Campaign Finance Reform??? LOL

Ask the Great RINO hisself, Herr John MeCain!

Oh wait...he doesn't give a rip about that. He just wants you to vote straight ticket 'cause dammit...you don't have a choice, you filthy conservative swine!!

/s

21 posted on 10/24/2006 5:41:44 PM PDT by Prime Choice (True Conservatives don't vote for Liberals just because they have an 'R' by their name.)
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To: bmwcyle
Shouldn't that be, "more rich Commie socialist hippie hateAmerica money..."

Google IS Big Brother. You Tube, their recent acquisition, is a cesspit of vile Leftie crap from all corners of the planet. It really is a small world after all and what we see is that stupidity and fear are far more common than once believed.

YouTube is why American teenagers worship LonelyGirl 15, a total setup and dupe upon millions of viewers. Thus proving, it can and shall be done in the name of Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Feminism, every ism, the homosex agenda, NAMBLA, CAIR, PETA, ACLU, etc.

LonelyGirl 15 was a drill. It worked. HERE THEY COME FOR YOUR CHILDREN. THE INTERNET WILL RAISE YOUR KIDS.
22 posted on 10/24/2006 5:41:57 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: george76

Personally, I would prefer that Google go this route rather than tweak their search engine software to favor the leftist agenda.


23 posted on 10/24/2006 5:44:46 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: george76

Here's a shock


24 posted on 10/24/2006 5:45:24 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: traditional1

http://www.alltheweb.com/


http://news.ask.com/news?q=&qsrc=2085


25 posted on 10/24/2006 5:50:56 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: satchmodog9

26 posted on 10/24/2006 5:54:03 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Google Registers Political Action Committee..............


yeah, money talks.


27 posted on 10/24/2006 5:58:25 PM PDT by WhiteGuy (DeWine ranked as one of the ten worst border security politicians - Human Events)
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To: george76

Shut up and search!


28 posted on 10/24/2006 5:58:49 PM PDT by Conservateacher
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To: traditional1
Okay, computer experts; tell me which OTHER search engines will get me off the googling as my primary means of finding things?

I switched to Yahoo several months ago with no deterioration in my ability to find stuff. I've got political problems with Yahoo as well, but less so than with Google.

BTW, Google makes their money from users clicking on advertizer's links and ads - don't do that if you do use them.

29 posted on 10/24/2006 6:01:32 PM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: ELS; bitt
This is what Google did at christmas...

 

Merry Christmas (apparently not) from the Google Grinches :

Happy Holidays from Google

 

 

30 posted on 10/24/2006 6:02:29 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I really can't stand Google and never really used it because most of the lefties all do. To hear them bleat, you'd think Google was the ONLY search engine on the net. Now I have even more reason to NOT use it.


31 posted on 10/24/2006 6:07:39 PM PDT by XenaLee
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To: george76; potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; Boazo; Alamo-Girl; PhilDragoo; The Spirit Of Allegiance; ...

commir rat bastids ping


32 posted on 10/24/2006 6:08:07 PM PDT by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: george76

Hmmmm?? I guess this outcome was why I never bought their hype in the first place.


33 posted on 10/24/2006 6:09:45 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: CyberAnt

"...never bought their hype in the first place."

excellent !


34 posted on 10/24/2006 6:12:10 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Prime Choice

Hahaha! I get better responses from the Subservient Chicken! And I bet his legs look better than hers, too!


35 posted on 10/24/2006 6:13:39 PM PDT by XenaLee
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To: traditional1

let me know if you want more

http://clusty.com/search?input-form=clusty-simple&v%3Asources=webplus&query=


36 posted on 10/24/2006 6:14:20 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
The Google Founders are the worst kind of Lefties, they hate Capitalism but sure love it's perks. I do not and will not use Google for anything unless it is a last resort.
Sooner or later the Google stock price has to tank and I just want to see it.
37 posted on 10/24/2006 6:14:55 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: XenaLee

Don't click on the sponsored links. That's how Google makes their money.


38 posted on 10/24/2006 6:16:27 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: george76

Okay...that seems to work okay. Thanks.


39 posted on 10/24/2006 6:18:05 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: Captain Peter Blood

the Google founders remind me of warren buffet.

he made tons of money, avoided income taxes, and now is trying to avoid the death taxes.

yet, he claims to love the death taxes for the rest of us...

grrrr


40 posted on 10/24/2006 6:18:34 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

THAT is good.....


41 posted on 10/24/2006 6:33:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: psychoknk
Google, on the other hand, has something that probably won't go extinct: a search engine. Theirs is the dominant search engine, and I don't see that changing.

I take an entirely different view. It was not all that long ago when Google did not exist and the top search engines were the likes of AltaVista, Lycos, Yahoo, and Excite (with significant minority showings from players like Northern Light and Dogpile). Google eventually came along, introduced some revolutionary advancements, especially in terms of income-generating search engine "results" for Google and its customers, and quickly became dominant. Now Google is getting arrogant, possibly too big for itself, and unashamedly leaning hard left. Google is quickly becoming the new monolithic "Microsoft" that every tech savvy person wants to hate. Consequently, a golden opportunity is developing for one or more new players with something fresh to offer. Many years ago, most people assumed IBM would forever dominate the home computer market. More recently, most people assumed AOL would forever dominate the internet. All of those people were completely wrong. Google may very well continue in those footsteps, for the simple reason that the U.S. free market economy fosters extremely intense and often cutthroat competition, competition that often succeeds (especially in David and Goliath scenarios).
42 posted on 10/24/2006 6:58:57 PM PDT by CountryBumpkin
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I don't even use Google. So no, I won't.


43 posted on 10/24/2006 7:16:40 PM PDT by XenaLee
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To: george76

Oh yeah, I remember that logo. I wasn't commenting on the other logo image. I meant that I would prefer that Google go the PAC route than the algoritm tweaking route.


44 posted on 10/24/2006 7:17:56 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: ELS

Thanks.


45 posted on 10/24/2006 7:18:56 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Re: Warren Buffet - He says he supports the death tax and yet he willed most of his fortune to the Gates Foundation. He could have put his money where his mouth is and willed most of his fortune to the IRS. Actions speak louder than words.


46 posted on 10/24/2006 7:21:39 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: CountryBumpkin; ShadowAce

good summary


47 posted on 10/24/2006 7:22:48 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ELS

Warren Buffet's actions show that he believes that there are two sets of rules.

One for him and a completely different set of rules for everyone else.


48 posted on 10/24/2006 7:26:21 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Typical billionaire socialist - redistribute everyone else's wealth now that I have made mine.


49 posted on 10/24/2006 8:18:31 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: CountryBumpkin

Time will tell. I'll ping you in ten years.


50 posted on 10/24/2006 8:29:30 PM PDT by psychoknk
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