California Prop 8 donor maps showing up

With campaign finance regulation, comes a great amounts of data. You had to know that this was coming. Does this map freak you out? Maybe just a little?


Many events tend to raise suspicion amongst the population. Take for instance, a person walking the street carrying a pistol in a holster openly; not concealed. Some may completely ignore the event, but others may feel threatened and totally freaked out by the person and call the cops.

Some of these people get arrested for disturbing the peace, when in fact, they were doing something that they were legally permitted to do.

Should the tolerant folk putting these maps together be considered for breach of peace charges? Of course, they are doing something legal, but it is freaking people out.

If you were on this donor list, would you feel this is a threat? Would you feel bullied into never supporting a cause in the future that you strongly believed in?

The donors who supported Proposition 8 are being targeted for violence. Will future attacks be considered a hate crime? Probably not…

Do we see any Google mash-ups that combine a map with those who donated for committees that were fighting against passage of Prop. 8? Would those folks feel that they were being targeted by “hate groups” that would target the people on that list?

My guess is that we’d see court action pretty quick if those mash-ups became popular on the Internet. (Note: we’re going to start seeing them soon if they are not already up)

Tom Hanks thinks Prop. 8 supporters are un-American. Gateway Pundit is mentioning the same map.

Malkin notes…

We were considered fascists for questioning theirs, but it’s patriotic for them to question ours.

“Oh, come on man… just because there is a map listing the home address and name of every donor does not mean it will come to violence in California”, you say?

Sure… it’s been going on since the day Prop 8 passed.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Rick-WH on January 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I suspect that similar maps are available for all of the other issue and candidate campaigns.  If not, it wouldn't take a technogeek to create one since the donor lists are available online.  The real issue is….who really made these donations?  Wouldn't you love to see a map for the Connecticut constitutional convention question last year?  What about the contributions for Presidential candidates Barrack Obama or Hillary Clinton?

  2. Dimsdale on January 19, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Yep, we'd be called fascists for sure.  And the ACLU would be screaming at the top of their lungs that rights were being repressed, yada, yada, yada.

    Where are all of the "repressed speech" and "censorship" groups now?  They are hypersensitive to the point of hallucinations and paranoia when they think conservatives are accused of doing things like this (usually falsely), but when there is concrete evidence of liberals doing it, well, ho-hum.

    Hypocrisy, Democrat be thy name.

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