back to article 'President Zuck' fundraiser opens for business

A fundraising vehicle to help get the world's fifth richest man Mark Zuckerberg elected as President of the United States will now take your money. The Super Political Action Committee (PAC) is called (inevitably) 'Disrupt for America' and describes itself as "a progressive advocacy group focused on pragmatic, grassroots …

  1. Your alien overlord - fear me

    And Facebook won't be used to push fake news showing what a nice guy he is either !!!

    1. uncommon_sense

      Would be as bad as Remote Controlled Bitch!

      Zuck ZOGs!

  2. GingerOne

    Coule do worse than a liberal version of Trump, expecially if he stands as an independent. Just wish it was someone a little more socialist.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      In America, anyone left of Pinochet IS a socialist.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        In America, anyone left of Pinochet IS a socialist.

        Left of Pinochet is communism, socialism is the narrow band between the latter and Attila the Hun.

        At least according to Breitbart (and their lookalikes).

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Fundraising, WTF?

    Surely Zuk should run without fundraising...

    Keep his independence / his soul / whatever....

    + Keep lobbyists / corporation overlords away?

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Fundraising, WTF?

      Instead of wasting all this campaign money on ads and banners just put the job out to tender, whover bids most gets the job. Same result - less waste.

      Or make it automatic for the winner of capitalism, richest person gets to be king

    2. Swarthy Silver badge
      WTF?

      Re: Fundraising, WTF?

      That implies that Zuck has a soul to keep.....

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Just What We Need

    As president he'd own the NSA, FBI and CIA too. Spooks + Feds + NSA + Facebook = we're all owned, all the time, everywhere... Like?

    Oh, and from the article:

    "Zuckerberg said he'd been moved to tears by juveniles in detention..."

    Hmm, so how about the children in the paedophilia unearthed by the BBC in a Facebook private group that Facebook then, reportedly, did nothing about for quite a long while. Is that what being moved to tears does?

    When Palin was first thought of as a a potential president, I thought Oh God, they've actually managed to find someone worse the GW Bush. I thought that was scraping the barrel but then Trump turned up, and actually got elected. With Zuck I think they'd be through the bottom of the barrel and looking at ship's bilge water. When oh when will these rich idiots realise that politics is not for the amateur, that loads of money does not make you a good president. And if he does run, what on earth would he be offering the US population?

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: The Just What We Need

      >paedophilia unearthed by the BBC

      Kettle paging Mr Pot, Mr pot - black courtesy phone please

    2. Flakk

      Re: The Just What We Need

      Why, oh why couldn't 007 have just left Zorin alone and made Stacey another nice quiche, instead?

    3. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: The Just What We Need

      "And if he does run, what on earth would he be offering the US population?"

      Free Facebook for everyone!

      Hang on...

  5. cbars

    The fact you need to be religious to be a politician

    [Make that: successful American politician]

    Hilarious.

    When faced with a hard decision, don't use critical thinking or evidence to aid the process. Just wait until 'god' 'tells' you what the 'right' decision is. No blame that way, and your justification can be "I was looking out a window and saw a pretty tree, hence I signed the executive order". Trebles all round!

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: The fact you need to be religious to be a politician

      Just an observation.... most of the "religious" politicos I've come across spew the verbiage but fail to walk the take. So God talks to them? No, I hear money/sex and in some cases, drugs does.

      1. uncommon_sense

        Re: The fact you need to be religious to be a politician

        most of the "religious" politicos I've come across spew the verbiage but fail to walk the take. So God talks to them? No, I hear money/sex and in some cases, drugs does."<

        Which, considering the sort of distorted deities they usually worship, is quite an improvement!

        You know where you are with a corrupt, stoned swinger...

        1. cbars

          Re: The fact you need to be religious to be a politician

          Ah, sorry. I was being sarcastic. I was mocking the idea that you would *want* a religious politician, for the reason I outlined. It implies poor decision making (to me). (yes, of course there are many religious people who are excellent decision makers - but it isn't their religion that gives them that skill)

          Indeed, the fact most politicians fail to walk that line is simply further evidence that they are liars. Liars pretending to be bad decision makers, who therefore can't be blamed for *actually* being poor decision makers < great.

  6. m0rt

    "a wealthy, anti-establishment outsider unbeholden to special interests."

    Anti-establishment? Facebook? Really? I see Facebook as a bigger establishment than many governments.

    As for '...unbeholden to special interests.' - jaw dropped at the audacity of this statement.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "a wealthy, anti-establishment outsider unbeholden to special interests."

      As for '...unbeholden to special interests.' - jaw dropped at the audacity of this statement

      Yes, as deceptions go this one is a doozy - it seeks to gently skip over the fact that Facebook ITSELF is a special interest. But hey, the peasants like that sort of stuff.

  7. LDS Silver badge
    Devil

    It's really time to build a wall around USA...

    .... things are getting very dangerous there.

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: It's really time to build a wall around USA...

      I agree. Mexico may come to regret refusing to finance it.

      1. Chris G Silver badge

        Re: It's really time to build a wall around USA...

        Mexico may come to regret refusing to finance it.

        How about setting up a kickstarter to fund it?

        I'm in for €5, more if it looks like it will happen and I'm not bad at laying bricks.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: It's really time to build a wall around USA...

          Probably cheaper to just build one around Trump estates and Silicon Valley. I'm pretty sure I can get Europe to spring for a roof, or maybe we'll use that missing NATO spend for it.

  8. Ketlan
    Pint

    Dear God...

    First Trump then over to Zuckerberg - could it get any worse? (Rhetorical question - I'm pretty sure it could)

    Beer icon cos after reading this article I need a LOT of beers!

    1. Antron Argaiv Silver badge

      Re: Dear God...

      Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse....

    2. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: Dear God...

      First Trump then over to Zuckerberg - could it get any worse?

      Yes it can. How about Travis Kalanick for president.

      I am going now to wash my mouth.

      1. Steve K Silver badge

        Re: Dear God...

        Too late - nuke your mouth from orbit - it's the only way

    3. Mike Moyle

      Re: Dear God...

      "First Trump then over to Zuckerberg - could it get any worse? (Rhetorical question - I'm pretty sure it could)"

      Well, the Koch brothers could decide to stop paying the middlemen (buying politicians) and buy the presidency/vice-presidency directly, running for the gig together so that, even if one died the asset would stay in the family. (For anyone not familiar with the Kochs -- Charles and David Koch each have net worths of $47+ billion. They are the heads of the second-richest family in the U.S. and funders of assorted far right-wing/christian dominionist "think-tanks" and pressure groups. The current leadership of the U.S. Congress are only in place because the Kochs couldn't find anyone more loathsome to support.)

      1. Chris G Silver badge

        Re: Dear God...

        @ Mike Moyle, I assume you have read the Greg Palast articles about the Koch Bros?

        Here's an interesting one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buEzhDc6xko

  9. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Unhappy

    "Silicon Valley plutocrats"

    Usually a product of the "What's in it for me" culture.

    I like the start of "The Social Network"

    Soon-to-be-ex-GF "Mark, I know you will do great things but people don't like you. It's not because you're a geek. It's because you're an as**ole."

    I think it was the former head of EDS who started this "Tech Billionaire wants to be President" meme. At least Gates has just got on with spending his money in places that can use it.

    1. bazza Silver badge

      Re: "Silicon Valley plutocrats"

      "At least Gates has just got on with spending his money in places that can use it."

      I've had to seriously re-evaluate my opinion of Gates. Politician, or serious philanthropist aiming to help the very poorest out there? I think he's chosen wisely.

      And with the way Trump is heading, Gates might be all that's left of the American overseas aid effort.

  10. Arthur the cat Silver badge

    President Zuckerberg's first legislation

    The 28th Amendment to the US constitution which bans privacy.

    1. Flakk

      Re: President Zuckerberg's first legislation

      Hopefully followed by a groundswell from the states for the 29th Amendment, amending the 8th Amendment to read that "cruel and unusual punishment is okay on Mark Zuckerberg".

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What!!

    Is my clock wrong, is it April 1st?

    Still perhaps he may be better than UPOTUS Trump.

  12. AegisPrime
    Facepalm

    Now it's Zuck for president??

    Sure. Why not?

    *sigh*

  13. Stevie

    Bah!

    "In addition to a set of steadfast liberal principals, Mark shares (perhaps more legitimately) many of the qualities of Donald Trump that resonated with everyday Americans – a wealthy, anti-establishment outsider unbeholden to special interests."

    a) Because that is working out so well.

    2) Unbeholden? You're pulling my war wound mate.

    &thorn;) As for special interests, why, aren't both Trump and El Zuckface the very definition of special interests in and of themselves?

    Cthulhu's Aquatic Anus, do we really have to recapitulate the 1900-1930 period before we remember why we said "never again"?

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: Bah!

      "Cthulhu's Aquatic Anus, do we really have to recapitulate the 1900-1930 period before we remember why we said "never again"?"

      It certainly looks like it a little bit more each day.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Bah!

      >do we really have to recapitulate the 1900-1930 period before we remember why we said "never again"?<

      Because The Evil Ones won and is running the show today.

      Beware The Red Sign!

  14. Antron Argaiv Silver badge
    WTF?

    Presidential [hopeful] Quotes

    Zuckerberg: They "trust me"

    Zuckerberg: Dumb f*cks.

  15. jake Silver badge

    "But that's all water under the bridge now."

    Shirly you mean "water in the bilge now" ... and the pumps ain't workin'.

    Hey, Zmuck: Your anti-social medja is forever, BITCH!

  16. Arctic fox
    WTF?

    What can one say other than........

    ....dear God in heaven, the FaceTard as president? The Trumpkin is bad enough - I don't think that I can cope with any more of this. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!! My eyes are bleeding........

  17. fandom

    PACs

    Despite what you may think, this probably has nothing whatsover to do with Mark Zuckerberg. See the line:

    "to convince Mark Zuckerberg to consider a Presidential run in 2020"

    PACs get founded all the time by people who claim something like that, their only objective is to get the money into their own pockets.

    Real candidates end up sending lots of 'Cease and desist' letters to them to stop using their names, but in the meantime the founders get their money.

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      Re: PACs

      Or, the Zuckster is paying someone to run a PAC to convince him to run for (Un)President.

      So after a bit he can say 'Oh, all right then God said it's a good idea, I can bring the light to The Book of Faces'.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: PACs

      Despite what you may think, this probably has nothing whatsover to do with Mark Zuckerberg.

      Sorry, not buying that one - doing this is a perfect match with his ego and it fits neatly into his recent touring efforts. You don't do that just to promote your company some more.

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    special interests

    "unbeholden to special interests"

    ...you gotta be frikkin' kidding me! Zuckerberg seems to have a very special interest in selling peoples private lives for massive profit.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: special interests

      Zuckerberg seems to have a very special interest in selling peoples private lives for massive profit.

      Depressingly, in today's US of A that isn't really "special" anymore - literally everyone has no problem with ripping off the peasants.

  19. J.Smith

    Depressing

    I feel more and more depressed as every newsday passes.

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'm CEO, bitch

    Hardly a disqualifier, compare to Trump's antics during the campaign.

    However, we are finding out what a disaster it is having someone in office who has zero political experience. Zuck may be much less an autocrat than Trump, but someone who says we should "get over" wanting privacy will never have my vote!

  21. FozzyBear
    Devil

    This is starting to read more and more like the Book of Revelations.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Revelations?

      You mean like the rantings of a man in an advanced state of syphilis?

  22. Winkypop Silver badge
    Devil

    To be fair

    The bar is at it's all time lowest, so...

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