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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:04 PM

Oracle CEO donated $250K to Graham Super PAC days before TikTok deal went through: report

Source: The Hill

The top executive at one of the nation's leading technology companies gave a quarter of a million dollars to a political action committee (PAC) supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) while he was brokering a deal between TikTok and a U.S.-based cloud computing company, according to a new report.

Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison donated $250,000 to The Security is Strength PAC, which is paying for ads supporting Graham in his reelection bid, the Verge reported.

The donation was reportedly made on Sept. 14, just three days before Oracle announced on Sept. 17 it had been selected by social media company TikTok as its secure cloud technology provider.

TikTok has taken criticism from some U.S. lawmakers over its ties to the Chinese government, and Graham was pivotal in helping secure the deal with a U.S.-based company, the outlet reported.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/oracle-ceo-donated-250k-to-graham-super-pac-days-before-tiktok-deal-went-through-report/ar-BB1a87y8?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=hplocalnews

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Reply Oracle CEO donated $250K to Graham Super PAC days before TikTok deal went through: report (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Saturday OP
westen Saturday #1
FM123 Saturday #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Saturday #4
yaesu Saturday #3
cojoel Saturday #5
JDC Saturday #6
sandensea Saturday #7
macandsandy Saturday #8
friendly_iconoclast Saturday #10
wiggs Saturday #9
turbinetree Saturday #11
softydog88 Sunday #12
Stuart G Sunday #13

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:14 PM

1. 250K to buy TT

Lock them all up. Every day is a new corruption story with these fools. I want my country back!

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Response to westen (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:53 PM

2. Yep, you are so right - every single day with these fools....

BTW - welcome to DU!

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Response to westen (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:21 PM

4. No. TicToc is way more expensive.

250K to buy Lindsey Graham. He's much cheaper.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:03 PM

3. just more crap the next legal administration needs to reverse & prosecute. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:55 PM

5. Ellison is the Chaiman but not the CEO of Oracle

The CEO is Safra Catz. I realize the headline came from the article.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:36 PM

6. Legal bribery. Period. Money must be removed from our politics.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:28 PM

7. Plus a rent boy

Always helps when bribing Lindsey.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:44 PM

8. Oracle has always been conservative

I worked in Software for a company that bought Oracle's HR software - they called their HR software "Human Capital Management".
I think this says it all : about their thoughts about people.

Here is a link to the kind of person Safra Catz is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safra_Catz

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Response to macandsandy (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:43 PM

10. The name Oracle is really an acronym: it's Operated by a Right Asshole Called Larry Ellison

Like Steve Jobs with extra megalomania...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:17 PM

9. SCOTUS considers that just free speech. nt

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Response to wiggs (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:19 PM

11. Yeah pretty soon there will be the three Bush vs Gore amigos on the stage.........

having a beer and back slapping each other and giving each other high fives, telling each other we finally got the alumni back together, lets reminisce on what we have done to the rule of law, they should be impeached.............

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:51 AM

12. One more reason to hate the contemptible greedhead.

I did a temp job at Oracle in the late 90's. Incredible place to work, filled with all the perks of Silicon Valley at the time, but I still hated to show up to work there. But I needed a job, and they needed a serf.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 05:45 PM

13. Thanks for posting...K and R for visibility.

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