Time To Put Your *****'s Where Your Mouth is Boys...

  • GQjock

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    Aug 15, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    Time to really think with our heads instead of our penises guys

    The Owner of ManHunt Jonathan Crutchely has donated the maximum allowed in a Presidential Campaign to John McCain
    A man who in his most recent personae is against Gay Marriage
    against Gay's actively serving in the military
    voted against gay bashing as viewed as a hate crime

    ...and THIS is the man Mr Crutchely donates money that GAY MEN have made for him???

    This is the response that ManHunt is sending you men who have canceled their subscription over this ....

    Dear Sir, We are always happy to hear from our members, thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. The subject that you have brought to our attention is a personal matter and is not representative of MANHUNT. We thank you for your understanding.

    Sincerely, Team MANHUNT


    Time to put away you D**ks guys and tell ManHunt
    there are PLENTY of other sites who aren't republican money whores
  • joeindallas

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    Aug 15, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    before you cancel your accounts buy stuff from every advertiser and then return it with a note about the owners of the sites political activity. That will get his attention when the advertisers pull out
  • GQjock

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    Aug 15, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    It's really burning up the blogs
    I just hope they get hurt enough to give them a wake up call
  • spinningguy

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    Aug 15, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    It will be interesting to see what McCain will do if this hits the mainstream press. In order to keep the money he will have to acknowledge that he accepted money from the owner of a Gay Dating (I use dating loosely) Website, thereby pissing off the most conservative in his party.

    If he gives back the money he will be slapping us in the face yet again and he will have to endure a cycle or two about how he had accepted money from a porn site owner.

    Unintentionally, Mr. Crutchely might have helped Obama more than he realizes.

    Just so you know I will be shocked if he keeps the money. I am completely prepared for a face slapping.
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    Aug 15, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    Mr. Crutchely, what a douche!!!! Glad I'm not a member of Manhunt any longer!!
  • GQjock

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    Aug 15, 2008 9:34 AM GMT
    I agree with you spiningguy
    It will be like when Dole did it to the Log Cabin Republicans
    Here it would be poetic justice for Crutchely and will show how hypocritical Grampy can be

    Yes Sir... and can I have another icon_biggrin.gif

    But with this all pro-republican media I wouldn't bet on any of this being covered
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    Aug 15, 2008 11:18 AM GMT
    One has never ever, even been to manhunt!

    But as an individual, what he does with his cash, is his business, and whom he votes for. Now if you guys think he does not have this right as a homosexual. Do you really care whom is running for the republican party, as you hate it no matter what.

    I'm not saying what he has done is right or wrong, as it's his personal business, and in a democracy, it's his right too.
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    Aug 15, 2008 11:29 AM GMT
    I am a lifelong Democrat. But I honestly don't get the blind outrage here. Reality is there are gay Republicans in the world. There are LIBERAL gay Republicans. Shouldn't they all participate in our election process as vigorously as gay Democrats?


    BTW... on balance, we are not talking about big sums of money here. The limit is $2,300 per person per election (this year; it's indexed and changes every election). The primary and general campaigns are considered two different elections, so you can give to the same campaign twice. (But the candidate can carry over the money from one to the other, if they have any left over.)

    You can give to many different candidates, if you like, but you're limited to $42,700. You're limited to $28,500 contribution to a party or committee, up to $65,500 max for all such groups. All told you can spend at most $108,200 during the entire two-year election cycle.

    You're counted as individuals, so a married couple can give twice the amount of a single person, but they need to appear as two separate contributions for the books.

    The link below gives a good summary. The original law, if you want all the details, is the McCain-Feingold Act from a few years ago. Sources: http://www.opensecrets.org/basics/law/index.asp

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    Aug 15, 2008 12:36 PM GMT
    perhaps its a ploy. maybe they think that this will run to the press that mccain accepted money from a homosexual hookup site and make him look like an ass and no one will trust him.

    its a longshot
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    Aug 15, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    GQjock saidTime to really think with our heads instead of our penises guys

    The Owner of ManHunt Jonathan Crutchely has donated the maximum allowed in a Presidential Campaign to John McCain
    A man who in his most recent personae is against Gay Marriage
    against Gay's actively serving in the military
    voted against gay bashing as viewed as a hate crime

    ...and THIS is the man Mr Crutchely donates money that GAY MEN have made for him???

    This is the response that ManHunt is sending you men who have canceled their subscription over this ....

    Dear Sir, We are always happy to hear from our members, thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. The subject that you have brought to our attention is a personal matter and is not representative of MANHUNT. We thank you for your understanding.

    Sincerely, Team MANHUNT


    Time to put away you D**ks guys and tell ManHunt
    there are PLENTY of other sites who aren't republican money whores


    Makes perfect sense to me. The fewer gays can marry, the more single men in our community. I would geuss that, proportionally, fewer married gay guys are on Manhunt than non-married gay guys.

    So this guy is acting towards increasing the market for his services.
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    Aug 15, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX said<

    Makes perfect sense to me. The fewer gays can marry, the more single men in our community. I would geuss that, proportionally, fewer married gay guys are on Manhunt than non-married gay guys.

    So this guy is acting towards increasing the market for his services.


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    Aug 15, 2008 4:06 PM GMT
    Dont have a subscription nor I will!!!
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    Aug 15, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    GQjock saidThe subject that you have brought to our attention is a personal matter and is not representative of MANHUNT. We thank you for your understanding.

    Sincerely, Team MANHUNT


    Ok, I get that it's not the company itself who is shelling out money to the McCain campaign, however, the owner is. The face and name (Jonathan Crutchely) is synonymous with the company. So how can that not be representative of Manhunt as a whole?
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    Aug 15, 2008 4:44 PM GMT

    Maybe he did it to make a splash and if he did, that is reasonable business practice. Doing this gets his name out there more. As far as the welfare of his site, gay men go where the pussy is. The ones on his site aren't very political, I would imagine, anyway.

    (WARNING: Overly Optimistic Viewpoint Ahead.)

    Ofcourse, he might be nobly trying to bridge the gap between gay and conservative. Maybe in his mind, McCain is a shoe in to win and if the man knows some of his success was due to gays and more importantly everyone else knows, McCain might regard gays differently. Maybe society might too.icon_cry.gif Ofcourse, money can't do this, but if you have as much of it as Crutchley does, you tend to hope it can buy, anything.

  • GQjock

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    Aug 15, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    Pattison saidOne has never ever, even been to manhunt!

    But as an individual, what he does with his cash, is his business, and whom he votes for. Now if you guys think he does not have this right as a homosexual. Do you really care whom is running for the republican party, as you hate it no matter what.

    I'm not saying what he has done is right or wrong, as it's his personal business, and in a democracy, it's his right too.


    You're absolutely right
    Mr Crutchely has EVERY right to donate to whomever he wants to
    The problem IS

    ManHunt, which he owns, for the most part is a premium site that you have to Pay for
    and I have every right for not wanting (when I know about it)
    my money going to someone's campaign who is against everything I stand for as a gay man
    Plain and simple
  • kinetic

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    Aug 15, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    What's really sad is that with the millions Manhunt is making a month, he's donating money to a politician.
    Why not donate towards HIV/AIDS awareness? Or an anti-meth campaign? I know that there has been donations to HRC in the past but on a small scale when compared to the money they pull in.

    For the amount of self-destructive behavior that website alone helps to enable, the lack of social responsibility is appalling to say the least.

    When considering that, is it really a big surprise that there was money donated to a republican candidate??
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    Aug 15, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    Are you planning to boycott every entity that profits from your patronage but also employs or is owned by supporters of republican candidates or perhaps a religious or group affiliation that you oppose?
    That sounds exhaustive.
    There are some Musicians who CDs you better stop buying and actors you should stop supporting through film, books from authors you should never buy, car manufactures you should not buy from, and on and on...

    I have and you do as well earn a salary from peoples who do not support and some by far would not approve many ideals I would heartily support. And how I use my earnings from that salary are and should remain my business... No yours, not theirs.

    Manhunt did not make a donation, the owner did. What right do you have to impose your political views on another individual's rights?

    So you wish to fight for your rights, while at the same time calling for all to boycott an organization because a person of authority (within it) has a view different from your own?

    It's odd to me how we could expect our rights to be respected when we would refuse to respect the rights of others.

    Not to mention this is a SEX site... If Mr. Crutchley donated his personal income to Obama would you call for a mass sign-up?

    This is about the fourth thread regarding this donation... Your giving it more attention than the internet. You may be promoting more than you think and not in the direction you had hoped.

    ...just food for thought.

    My concern is not who you personally choose to vote for (because the CHOICE IS YOURS), mine is that your choice is based on knowledge of the positions of your candidate and their ability to facilitate the directions.

    Vote with your head, not your emotions.
    And I think the US (anyway) is a country (good or bad) founded on democracy and capitalism...
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    Aug 15, 2008 5:27 PM GMT
    Maybe it's a strategy to get Obama elected... he figures that once the religious right realizes that a dirty slutty fag supports Obama, they will pull away from him even more!

    ...

    ...

    ...or maybe he's just an ass.

    ----G
  • ROYCE13

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    Aug 15, 2008 5:40 PM GMT


    FYI, I recently read an article on the founders of MANHUNT, they make 2.3 million dollars a month from the site.
  • kinetic

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    Aug 15, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    ROYCE13 said

    FYI, I recently read an article on the founders of MANHUNT, they make 2.3 million dollars a month from the site.


    My point exactly.
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    Aug 15, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    I was never a Manhunt member... M4M.com is a much faster way to hook-up and the guys tend to be much bigger sluts ;)

    (Not a member any longer... you have to live in a major city)

  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 15, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    BigSETXjock saidI was never a Manhunt member... M4M.com is a much faster way to hook-up and the guys tend to be much bigger sluts ;)

    (Not a member any longer... you have to live in a major city)

    Hey thanks for the referral. icon_biggrin.gif
  • joeindallas

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    Aug 15, 2008 8:22 PM GMT
    Touche Point to MUCH
  • Barricade

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    Aug 15, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    Isn't it a personal choice on which candidate a person chooses to support? I think I have read plenty of replies on here from such people that support McCain.
  • joggerva

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    Aug 15, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    It certainly sucks, but I wouldn't call it hypocritical. Just because a company caters to the gay community does not mean that it has the gay community's interests in mind.