One of the Koch brothers has died.

By |2019-08-23T06:01:37-08:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |44 Comments

And then there was one.

Courtesy of NBC News:

David Koch, billionaire conservative activist and philanthropist, has died. He was 79.

He and his brother, Charles, co-owned Koch Industries, a Nebraska-based energy and chemical company, since 1983. David stepped down from running the Koch organization last year due to declining health.

The Koch brothers helped to build a massive conservative network of donors for organizations that work to mobilize voters and sway elected officials in support of libertarian-leaning economic policies.

I do not like to speak ill of the dead , but there is no way to exaggerate the negative impact that David and Charles Koch had on the progress in Ameirca, 

They fought climate change legislation, workers compensation, health care reform, and threw piles of money at conservative think tanks and politicians who would fight any type of new taxes.  

I do not know what this changes about the upcoming election, but I know that if it has any effect it will be on the conservative side of the ideological aisle. 

I for one will not shed a tear. 

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44 Comments

  1. WriTe-Off DaviD August 23, 2019 at 7:06 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/23/david-koch-death.html

    Within minutes of the announcement of David Koch’s death, the mainstream media started WHITEWASHing his legacy.

    The Kochs were funders and organizers of the bogus Astroturf Tea Party movement that moved the Republican Party closer to its current right-wing extremism and paved the way for the rise of Trump.

    There is nothing overly complicated about the legacy of David Koch. He was a billionaire who worked to undermine democracy while giving huge sums of money to charity.

    Those two activities are not mutually exclusive, can exist in the same person, and both should be talked about.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/23/david-koch-death.html

    • anon August 23, 2019 at 8:04 am

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/whistleblower-hands-house-dems-evidence-of-inappropriate-interference-on-trumps-tax-returns/

      House lawyers said in the motion Tuesday that the new evidence has heightened the need for the committee to receive Trump’s tax returns. The IRS is required to audit the president and vice president each year. Democrats argue that the new evidence requires them to see Trump’s tax returns to ensure the IRS audit process is legitimate.

      “The Committee needs the requested information to evaluate the integrity of the IRS’s existing program for auditing Presidents’ tax returns — a need only heightened by the Committee’s receipt of whistleblower allegations about improper influence in that program,” the attorneys said.

  2. Anonymoose August 23, 2019 at 7:57 am

    There are two left I believe. One stays out of the limelight and is named Bill. A fourth Koch brother, Fred, pre-deceased David.

  3. OT-FYI August 23, 2019 at 8:09 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-snaps-after-enemy-fed-chairman-doesnt-drop-interest-rates-compares-him-to-chinas-xi/

    “My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powel or Chairman Xi?” the president added, misspelling the Fed chairman’s last name.

    Answer: YOU!
    $hitgibbon, you are.

  4. Anonymous August 23, 2019 at 8:20 am

    So I plan to bake a cake when Cheney dies, but this definitely warrants baking cookies!

    • Anonymous August 23, 2019 at 10:37 am

      What will you do when Trump dies? I’ll probably cry tears of joy and then join Twitter.

  5. Anonymously August 23, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Trump Justice Department Promoted White Nationalist Blog Post in Official Newsletter to Immigration Courts

    https://www.mediaite.com/news/trump-justice-department-promoted-white-nationalist-blog-post-in-official-newsletter-to-immigration-courts/

    • Anonymously August 23, 2019 at 8:46 am

      Trump Immigration Chief Ken Cuccinelli Calls Migrants ‘Things Coming Across the Border’

      “Well right now, our agency, my agency, USCIS, handles asylum cases, and right now we have a 330,000 case backlog, and over half of that is more than 2 years old, it predates 2017,” Cuccinelli said, and while listing the “challenges” faced by the various DHS agencies, said of his own agency “we are doing all weekend to just to deal with the *things* coming across the border.”

      https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-immigration-chief-ken-cuccinelli-calls-migrants-things-coming-across-the-border/

  6. Anonymously August 23, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Hold him responsible for El Paso

    ….“Just three weeks in June, 45,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended crossing the Mexican border into Texas!” said the letter. “That amounts to the entire population of Galveston – every three weeks. In just six months, we’d add the population of Arlington!”

    “If we’re going to DEFEND Texas, we’ll need to take matters into our own hands,” the letter continued. “The problems of illegal immigration never reach swanky limousine-liberal neighborhoods in New York and California!”

    The El Paso shooter’s manifesto made it abundantly clear that he was motivated to kill by a hatred of Mexican migrants, who he saw as invaders. He drove hours across the state to reach the border city for his massacre.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/texas-governor-busted-sending-racist-call-to-arms-a-day-before-el-paso-attack-take-matters-into-our-own-hands/

  7. Anonymously August 23, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Trump Has A Total Meltdown And “Orders” US Companies To Not Do Business With China

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/23/trump-china-business-tarffs.html

    • Anonymous August 23, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Yea right, is HE going to stop making crap in China, is HIS COMPANY going to stop using Chinese products? What about his wonderful MAGA hats and other garbage he is selling, will he stop buying from China. I seriously doubt it.

      US companies should tell trump go to hell, we will stop doing business with China when you do!!!

      • Anonymous August 23, 2019 at 3:21 pm

        I wish his total hypocrisy about what he says vs how his businesses run go more media coverage.

        All of his shit is made in China, and his resorts hire immigrants all the time. Why do his supporters not care? Oh, and he has the two immigrant wives. If he gets rid of birthright citizenship, will 4 of his 5 kids be stripped of their citizenship because both parents werent born here? They should.

        • Anonymous August 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm

          Not only does he hire immigrants, he hires ILLEGAL immigrants also. So they can pay them nothing and if they complain they can threaten them to have their visa revoked or deported.

    • Anonymous August 23, 2019 at 9:52 am

      I wish the moron would shut his butt hole mouth since he keeps crashing the stock market with his insanity.

      I don’t understand why investors keep listening to his crap and messing with the market.

    • OK August 23, 2019 at 10:18 am

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/white-house-officials-stumped-when-asked-to-explain-trumps-attempt-to-order-companies-to-stop-business-with-china/

      “Trump said he was ordering “all U.S. postal carriers, including FedEx, Amazon, UPS and United States Post Office, “to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!).” Trump’s declaration was in response to China announcing this Friday that it would retaliate against the U.S. with 5% and 10% on $75 billion of U.S. imports.”

      “Officials don’t have any information on any kind of planned announcement, or event, or anything here at the White House today,” Javers said. “We simply don’t know what he means by that, and neither do some of the officials here at the White House.””

  8. Anonymously August 23, 2019 at 9:22 am

    His death was first revealed by New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer on Friday morning.

    Details about the time, place and the circumstances surrounding the 79-year-old’s death remain unclear.

    However, his older brother, Charles, 83, noted in a statement his decades-long battle with prostate cancer.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7387401/Billionaire-prominent-Republican-party-donor-David-Koch-dead-79.html

  9. Anonymous August 23, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Nothing is going to change for the upcoming election, they have their organizations, PACs etc all in place to outlive them.

    The surprising thing is David Koch was a sponsor of the program Nature on PBS (may have name program wrong, but it deals with nature/science) I always thought that was weird, but maybe it is to influence the program in a negative way.

  10. anon August 23, 2019 at 10:42 am

    By now he sees that his time on earth as a human who believed in a separate savior, thereby incorrectly seeing everyone and everything as “objects to be dominated”, was in a state of complete mistranslation due to concretizing the symbol into a “thing, a separate deity”.

    Cue Charlie Brown music.

  11. Rick August 23, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Best news I heard all day.

  12. Anonymously August 23, 2019 at 11:13 am
    • Anonymously August 23, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      Republicans Are Selling T-Shirts Featuring Greenland As Part Of The U.S.

      The island isn’t for sale, but the GOP is trying to cash in on Trump’s failed idea to buy it.

      https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d5fe343e4b0b59d257371f3

    • OK August 23, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      “The president had confirmed his interest in purchasing the Danish territory, saying on Sunday that it’s ‘essentially, it’s a large real-estate deal’ but officials in both Denmark and Greenland rejected his overture with Greenland’s foreign minister saying flat out: ‘we’re not for sale.'”

  13. puck August 23, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    does that mean Wisconsin is half free??

  14. mike from iowa August 23, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    koch bros are allegedly unhappy with drumpf and his policies and behaviour and are supposedly looking at some Dems to support.

    • Anon August 23, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      Good read.

  15. anonymous August 23, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    The Kochsuckers and Kochroaches cried!

    It’s just like when a pimp or dealer gets arrested or killed!

  16. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    When I heard the news I thought GOOD. Can’t wait for Charles, Donald and Mitch to join him in hell.

    He wanted to be remembered for his philanthropy. Not going to happen. He and his brother will forever be remembered for destroying our democracy and our environment.

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