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Hutcherson’s Plan For Microsoft: A Hostile “Christian” Takeover

Jim Burroway

November 16th, 2007

So we already told you about Pastor Ken Hutcherson’s bluster before Microsoft shareholders last Tuesday, where he threatened the company with a “firestorm” if they don’t change their nondiscrimination policies. Hutcherson was later reminded hat Microsoft’s policies were affirmed by 97 percent of the shareholders last year. So what’s a Watchman to do?

Well it looks like Hutcherson wants to take over Microsoft by packing it with new shareholders who will vote Hutcherson’s way. So let’s see… There are about 9.35 billion shares of Microsoft stock outstanding. And since stock is hovering around $34 per share, that represents a market capitalization of some $318 billion. For a man who can’t even collect enough signatures in two attempts to get an innitiative placed on the Washington state ballot to overturn that state’s anti-discrimination laws, that looks like a pretty tall order.

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Timothy Kincaid
November 16th, 2007 | LINK

Oh it’s not THAT much of an investment. He only need to control half of the voting shares. That would only be $159 billion. I’m sure his “host of powerful white people” can just write a check.

Maybe the nation of Latvia will buy up Microsoft for him. Or maybe not. The gross domestic product for the Nation of Latvia is only about $20 billion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

Hmmm… maybe we could ask Bill Gates to buy the nation of Latvia instead.

Steve - Geneva, IL
November 16th, 2007 | LINK

He may be an idiot, but he’s no dummy. Lets say he starts a fundraising drive and raises 0.001% (1 one thousandth percent) of the $159 billion that he needs. Thats $1.59 million dollars. He may not even get that much, but I’m sure he can scrape up a few hundred thousand dollars doing this. How come I can never think of this stuff? I still have to work an honest job for a living!

spartanrider
November 17th, 2007 | LINK

I always wondered why the culture warriors have never used this tactic.I have listened to them moan and whine for over 50 years.It has always been one thing or another.Depending on the day it could be TV,movie studios,liberal newspapers,book publishers,or elite universities.Many of these businesses have changed hands many times.I have always felt that if you didn’t like their product you were free to buy them and turn them in any direction you want.The only problem they face is that even a wowser with money is not that stupid.The wowsers want control without putting up the required cash that it would take to control these businesses.It makes no sense to buy a chain of newspapers and then run the company into the ground.I can see it now.Microsoft run by graduates of theological diploma mills.

Ben in Oakland
November 17th, 2007 | LINK

This is SO obvious!!! All he has to do is ask god for the money. I’m sure it’s on god’s agenda, and besides, god has more money than, well, god!!!!

Here is the real problem with our ocuntry in a nutshell. Idiots supporting idiots iwth idiotic agendas.

John
November 17th, 2007 | LINK

Ben,

I would suggest that Hutcherson has very little support, and that is why his initiatives keep failing. There is also no way for him to raise enough money to buy Microsoft. Perhaps he is planning to be a modern Don Quixote tilting at Microsoft.

Idiots may be supporting idiots with idiotic agendas, but they don’t seem to be heavily supporting this one.

jimmy
November 17th, 2007 | LINK

amazing.

I don’t know how th Christian faith is going to survive megalomaniacal morons like Hutcherson and Robertson, et. al. These guys make Jesus look like an idiot with their words and actions.

groan.

jimmy

Bill Ware
November 17th, 2007 | LINK

Hutcherson is suffering from egomania, that’s for sure. He doesn’t seem to realize how he is embarrassing himself through antics like this.

Just a technical note:

“Hutcherson was later reminded that Microsoft’s policies were affirmed by 97 percent of the shareholders last year.”

This might be better stated:

Hutcherson was later reminded that Microsoft’s policies were affirmed by shareholders controlling 97 percent of Microsoft stock last year.

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