Monthly Archives: June 2014

Clintons and Money

I don’t begrudge anyone success, and I don’t begrudge anyone their wealth (unless it was amassed via theft or fraud, and while I think there might be a little of that in any politicians’ past, there’s no real evidence the Clintons are rich because they stole money from someone.)  I also don’t begrudge the children of wealthy people.

Via the New York Daily News, Chelsea Clinton carries on her parents’ tradition of being completely out of touch and incredibly arrogant.

“I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” she told Fast Company in an interview that ran in the magazine’s May edition, explaining why she gave up lucrative gigs to join her family’s philanthropic foundation.

Comparing her experience to the average millennial, the 34-year-old former first daughter defended jumping around to different careers — from consulting to a hedge fund to academia to journalism — before finding her true calling working with her parents.

“It is frustrating, because who wants to grow up and follow their parents? I’ve tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents … it’s a funny thing to realize I feel called to this work, both as a daughter and also as someone who believes I have contributions to make,” she continued about her reluctant status as a boomerang kid.

The Clinton name likely opened doors for the political heiress, including an eye-popping $600,000 annual salary for an irregular stint as an NBC special correspondent, but Chelsea insists her work speaks for itself.

“I will just always work harder (than anybody else) and hopefully perform better,” said Clinton, who along with former banker husband Marc Mezvinsky, purchased a $10.5-million Gramercy Park apartment in 2013. “And hopefully, over time, I preempt and erase whatever expectations people have of me not having a good work ethic, or not being smart, or not being motivated.”

Again – I don’t begrudge her success, and I don’t doubt she’s talented, hard working, and ambitious.  Frankly, good for her that she can land a big salary at NBC.  What gets me is she seems to think she needs to apologize for being successful, and then try to get us to believe she’s going to live like some pauper…  trust me, it gets a lot easier to not care about the money the more of it you have.

So be proud of your success, Chelsea.  Own it.  And quit pandering.

Hat tip:  Against Crony Capitalism


Things that should scare you

And, frankly, things that should eliminate someone from serious contention as a Presidential candidate.  Via Huffpost:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about her views on gun control Tuesday, saying she was “disappointed” Congress did not pass a universal background checks bill after “the horrors” of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

“I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation, we cannot let a minority of people — and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a CNN town hall.

I want you to read that again, carefully.  This is a professional politician.  She does not make mistakes with her language.  I think she believes what she says.  And she says we ‘cannot let a minority of people… hold a viewpoint…’  So with a third Clinton administration, your viewpoints will be policed if you are in the minority.

Although I guess they are, already.

 

 


Training, 6/3/14, ME Squat

Chain Suspended Good Mornings

45×10

95×3

135×3

185×3

205×1

225×1

245×1

255×1

265xmiss

I’ve never done these before, because I never had a gym with an EliteFTS rack with a chain hook, and never had chains that would hold a bar.

Leg Press

1ppsx20

2ppsx15

3ppsx15

4ppsx15

5ppsx8

I had my feed 3/4 of an inch from the edges of the foot plate, and 3 inches from the top, angled at 14.8 degrees, so I would hit the lower inner vastus medialis.  Bro.

45 degree hyper

3×12

Side bends

2×12

Prowler Dragging

 


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