http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/05/stephanopoulos-gave-to-foundation-so-what.html I suppose a flippant talking point will develop that dismisses a claim of bias, but it does actually reflect poorly on Stephanapoulos so far as we all understand the Clinton Foundation to be a self-aggrandizement / vanity organization rather than a charity… I’m disappointed. I listened to Stephanapoulos interviewed on Alec Baldwin’s podcast ‘Here’s the Thing’ a couple weeks ago. He seemed like a thoughtful man, and I find it hard to believe a discerning, thoughtful man would give the Clinton Foundation $75K in a real belief they were doing great ‘charity’. Ya know, maybe they are doing some ‘charity’, but there’s got to better alternatives amirite. If you are going to drop $75K, you can easily find one with a greater efficiency and altruistic purpose. …Other thing, and I’ll exhibit some unworldliness here for people who don’t have to look at their checkbooks all that often. I know by now Stephanapoulos has gone many years doing well for himself, probably has a $2M per annum job. Still, it’s a W2 job with all the deductions that entails – he’s got overhead. It strikes one (me) that $75K is not an irrelevant amount for his household. It’s borderline irrelevant $ for the Clinton Foundation however. So it just seems weird that Stephanapoulos has a motivation to make this big for him / small for the foundation donation, like some perverse umbilical kickback to the mothership. It’s creepy sycophantic.
Jots with dots
War on Christianity: Stillwater http://www.startribune.com/judge-tosses-lawsuit-but-atheists-still-score-win-over-washington-county/303669871/ Just kidding. I ask though…. What’s the necessity of registering officiants? We going to be a cold Somalia if we don’t?
As reformers, Hodges and Harteau seem awful reserved about figuring this out. http://bringmethenews.com/2015/05/14/protesters-march-through-downtown-claim-cop-used-spray-police-chief-vows-investigation/
I don’t believe this counterintuitive observation: http://www.vox.com/2015/5/15/8607771/trade-poll