I was minding my own business. Sitting in my livingroom, having lunch and watching a blood thirsty real murder mystery on the Discovery ID Channel. I normally use commercial breaks for the obtaining of other refreshments from my kitchen, but today I had everything I needed. Well, I really would have liked some chocolate, but I don’t have any so I remained on the couch.
The commercial that played was a badly put together anti President Obama offering. One that had BIRTHER stamped all over it. In one minute they managed to put together every lying meme that has been circulating since 2008. The ad states that with 10,000 signatures from every Congressional District, the Democratic Party can be forced to remove a sitting President from the ballot for re-election. It, of course, gives a website where such signatures and donations can be given.
I’m all for people, including those who disagree with me, having a place where they can sign petitions, or donate money according to their conscience. I would prefer, however, that the information on which they draw their conclusions be accurate and truthful. To that end I decided to give the creators of said video a piece of my mind. That is where the mystery begins.
The creators of the ad state that the ad was paid for by the Conservative Majority Fund. I went to their website and discovered it was created in January of this year and gives absolutely no contact information. Even the about us feature is sadly lacking in normal information. I did notice an address at the bottom of the page and decided to see what I could find out about the Fund. If people are going to donate money it should be to something that has a history that indicates it’s on the up and up. This Fund is somewhat lacking in that type of history.
The address at the bottom of the Fund’s page indicated it was located in Arlington, VA. It appears to be a UPS Store. Being unfamiliar with the area, I’m not sure, but I’m thinking it may be a drop box address. The #805 added to the address is owned by a company called Viscape. That has a website which indicated it’s a travel and hotel reservation site. On that website page there is the same lack of contact information, a similar about us page that is sadly lacking, and an ad stating “I am a Mormon.”
On the off chance I had the wrong box number, I checked box #806. That is the address of a PAC registered to the FEC as something called “Save New York”. That PAC has a financial history which indicates it’s bankrupt. Has $1000 in the fund and owes $101,000.
When the Conservative Majority Fund information is accessed, this is what one finds.
CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY FUND
C00524454 Non-Party Non-Qualified Virginia
Total Receipts: $0
Transfers From Authorized: $0
Individual Contributions: $0
Other Committee Contributions: $0
Other Loans: $0
Non-Federal Transfers: $0
Total Disbursements: $0
Transfers To Authorized: $0
Contributions To Other Committees: $0
Independent Expenditures: $0
Coordinated Expenditures: $0
Individual Refunds: $0
Other Committee Refunds: $0
Other Loan Repayments: $0
Non-Federal Expenditures: $0
Beginning Cash: $0
Latest Cash On Hand: $0
Debts Owed By: $0
Where did the money come from that funded that badly put together ad? Where did the money come from that paid for the TV advertising since I saw the ad 4 times on the Discovery ID channel today? Is this PAC real, or an attempt to defraud gullible people out of their hard earned money? I don’t know, but please, be careful where you donate. You really never know.