(Community Matters) My friend Marc Stanley to Sheldon Adelson: drop your silly lawsuit — you are going to lose and you are not going to bully us or silence us because of your wealth. Marc is the president of the National Jewish Democratic Council
“Adelson told me personally that he is a Jewish Republican for only two issues: He believes Republicans are better for Israel and he believes Republicans will eliminate the estate tax. I do not believe the vast majority of American Jews will agree with his views, especially when they hear the true facts instead of a one-sided campaign.
So here is my suggestion for Adelson. Let’s put money aside and settle this on the strength of ideas.
Why don’t you and I agree to two debates? You decide the forum and structure of the first and I’ll decide the forum and structure of the second. We can debate Obama’s record on Israel and we can debate the estate tax. And we can debate the differences between Democrats and Republicans on choice, healthcare, education, separation of church and state, marriage equality, poverty, social security, social justice and any other tikkun olam issue you wish.” full story here
(Community Matters) we’ve got to get away from splitting hairs and calling everything somewhere inbetween. On each ideological side, we’re developing bad habits of exaggerating or making things up and then promoting the idea that we should wind up somewhere in the center. I say bullshit to this.
I’m okay winding up somewhere in the center of the truth but not between the center from the truth and a made up story – whether made up by the ideological right or the left.
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update: my friends Lynn Meredith & Becky Beaver have a good point: “So what part did title 9 play in our outstanding medal count…..just wondering”
(Community Matters) Steven knew Rob Adams way before I did – from entrepreneurship courses at UT. Rob & I got to know each other when he launched & ran AV Labs. We’d become friends over the years but hadn’t stayed connected the last 6 or so.
Rob’s (professor/dr) now teaching in UT’s MBA program and running their Texas Venture Labs. I caught up with him for EF purposes over lunch a few weeks ago, and Tuesday night Steven and I had dinner with him. He’s doing great work and bringing fantastic experiences to UT graduate students. I like remembering what he said about businesses – their needs always boil down to 3 areas: 1) revenues (either products or services or growth), 2) attracting capital, 3) making sure the right people are in the right jobs