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#681 Migs

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 04:53 PM

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#682 flyonthewall2983

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 05:11 PM

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#683 fxnj

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 09:54 PM

Someone networks into a political position. How scandalous!

How many people even knew the SBA existed until Linda started getting her name floated for it? She seems like a pretty good pick between her experience watching WWE grow into what it is today and her prior experience navigating the political minefield in her senate runs. She's also pretty active supporting women in leadership positions. Aside from the lolwrestling thing this pick does not deserve the ridicule it's gotten.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:00 PM

Well it would be interesting since she trumpets her role in growing the company if it came out how they kneecapped JCP by strongarming the cable companies into not airing their PPVs at the risk of not getting access to Wrestlemania. 

 

The pick absolutely deserves ridicule since the entire administration she's joining is the most woefully unqualified in history. 



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:08 PM

How many people even knew the SBA existed until Linda started getting her name floated for it?


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:10 PM

Bix, go write something about the Independent Contractor stuff that gets picked up by a bigger news source. Iron's hot.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:20 PM

Bix, go write something about the Independent Contractor stuff that gets picked up by a bigger news source. Iron's hot.

Already spinning my wheels to knock'em dead with a story for a major site. Ahem.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:39 PM

Someone networks into a political position. How scandalous!

How many people even knew the SBA existed until Linda started getting her name floated for it? She seems like a pretty good pick between her experience watching WWE grow into what it is today and her prior experience navigating the political minefield in her senate runs. She's also pretty active supporting women in leadership positions. Aside from the lolwrestling thing this pick does not deserve the ridicule it's gotten.

 

She donated a ton of money and was given a position without prior qualifications in an administration run by a guy who claimed he was going to "drain the swamp" of lobbyists and financial interests.

 

Don't act like this is just another thing.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:43 PM

I've always found it pretty incredible that while Trump only follows something like 43 people on his Twitter feed, Vince is one of them. As the old saying goes: it takes a roast beef-scarfing narcissist to RT another roast beef-scarfing narcissist.

 

Will be interesting to see how NBC Universal/Comcast covers the story. So far its completely absent fron MSNBC.com, but that may just be on account of it being a terrible website that's largely relocated its reporting to Twitter (where Linda was trending as the top US story this afternoon). NBC News' only mention seems to be within a top story titled "Trump's Cabinet Picks Have a Combined Wealth of $14.5B. How Did They All Make Their Money?", in which Linda is the last of the team listed:

 

$1.16 billion (with husband) - Linda McMahon, head of Small Business Administration: Co-founder of the pro-wrestling company World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which she owns with her husband, Vince McMahon. His net worth is estimated to be $1.16 billion, according to Forbes. The magazine reported that Linda McMahon owns $84 million in the company's stock. She previously attempted to enter politics when she ran for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012, pouring close to $100 million into the campaigns.


#690 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:11 AM

What's even more hilarious is that she's the least hateful person the Dumb Orange Cunt has nominated. And I'm loving the whole "Pro Wrestling, really?" reaction from the real world.

#691 flyonthewall2983

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:30 AM

Will she need to face the Senate for approval?



#692 El-P

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:04 PM

Holy shit ! Holy shit ! Holy shit !

 

Holy shit.

 

For fuck's sake.



#693 Matt D

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:13 PM

Will she need to face the Senate for approval?

I think so, but I'm not sure. If so, I think she'd have an easier time than some people. I know that her democratic opponent for senate in CT has come forward saying she's not a terrible choice, basically.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:24 PM

Seriously you think Linda is bad, how about working for a government contract that is going to be run by Ben Carson.    :unsure:

 

The going line from Linda supporters (even the ones that was in elections against her) is "well look what happened to the WWE.  If she can do that for them then how is this not a bad thing".   I mean when was the WWF ever considered a "small business".  But besides that, how much of their success was actually because of Linda McMahon.   



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:42 PM

Well she did tip off Pat Patterson that George Zahorian was "hot", which helped Vince beat the steroid rap. That helped their success a lot. 



#696 Phil Schneider

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:33 PM

Will she need to face the Senate for approval?

 

Sure, but I imagine she gets it easily. The Democrats are going to save their fire for truly nutso nominees like Ben Carson, Jeff Sessions and the EPA guy who is suing the EPA






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