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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:18 PM

This article is really tough on Krysten Sinema.

I don't know who The Nation is or if they're credible. I ran into this article on twitter and whoa!!! If true, this is pretty damning!

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/sinema-internship-wine/

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Reply This article is really tough on Krysten Sinema. (Original post)
BlueLucy Sep 2021 OP
elleng Sep 2021 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 2021 #2
SMC22307 Sep 2021 #3
Pachamama Sep 2021 #4
Fiendish Thingy Sep 2021 #5
Hortensis Sep 2021 #6
Steelrolled Sep 2021 #7
yellowdogintexas Sep 2021 #9
dweller Sep 2021 #8
yellowdogintexas Sep 2021 #10
DFW Sep 2021 #11

Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:23 PM

1. Info for you:

The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, covering progressive[3] political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis.

It was founded on July 6, 1865, as a successor to William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator,[4] an abolitionist newspaper that closed in 1865, after ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Now that the specific, urgent problem of slavery had been ended (The Liberator), one could proceed to a broader topic, The Nation. An important collaborator of the new magazine was its Literary Editor Wendell Phillips Garrison, son of William. He had at his disposal his father's vast network of contacts.

The Nation is published by its namesake owner, The Nation Company, L.P., at 520 8th Ave New York, NY 10018. [5]

The Nation has news bureaus in Washington, D.C., London, and South Africa, with departments covering architecture, art, corporations, defense, environment, films, legal affairs, music, peace and disarmament, poetry, and the United Nations. Circulation peaked at 187,000 in 2006 but by 2010 had dropped to 145,000 in print, although digital subscriptions had risen to over 15,000.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nation

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:24 PM

2. She deserves a lot more attention.

Manchin is holding the Republican line, but what's her play? Follow Manchin?

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:29 PM

3. The Nation first published in 1865.

Google them.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:34 PM

4. Fascinating Read about a horrible Person in a great magazine....

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:38 PM

5. From the article regarding her internship at a winery WHILE SHE WAS A SITTING US SENATOR:

Three Sticks is owned by William S. Price III, a cofounder of TPG Capital, one of the largest private equity firms in the world, with $108 billion in assets under management. Price is currently identified as a partner emeritus at the firm and has reportedly focused on his multiple vineyard holdings since 2006, according to his Wikipedia entry. Over its history—TPG’s first leveraged buyout fund was created in 1994—the company has created some 20 distinct funds and has partnered with a cross section of investors and venture capitalists, including Goldman Sachs, the Bain Group, and Blum Capital, the last of which was founded by Richard Blum, husband of the center-right California Senator Dianne Feinstein.

At the influencing-policy level, according to data compiled by the follow-the-money watchdogs at Open Secrets, TPG Capital spent more than $3 million lobbying lawmakers over the past two years, and in 2020 TPG affiliates and employees sent nearly $1.7 million to candidates for higher office—with about 80 percent of TPG campaign largesse going to Democrats. That includes a top-10 TPG Capital contribution of $6,800 to Sinema’s Senate campaign. Goldman Sachs takes the top spot on her manifest of contributions at $31,200, according to Open Secrets. Also in her top 20: Millbrook Capital, whose founder, John Dyson, owns a few vineyards himself, including one in Sonoma County.

The optics here are enough to have you seeing Sideways. Recall what a mere dinner at the French Laundry did to Governor Gavin Newsom last summer. But what of the ethics? Senate Rule 37.1 states that a member can’t receive any compensation if that compensation would “occur by virtue of influence improperly exerted from his or her position as a member.” The rule was written as a “broad prohibition” against members or their staff deriving any benefit “directly or indirectly, from the use of their public positions.” If I’m reading that correctly, it may be problematic for a member to reach out to a potential employer and say, “Hi, I’d like to do a paid internship at your winery, and by way, I’m a sitting US senator”—especially if the guy who owns the winery is a founder and partner in an investment firm that contributed $6,800 to your Senate campaign. A snobbish oenophile might take a sip at these facts and fairly observe that Senator Sinema’s wine-soaked politics offer a bold and colorful bouquet of disparate notes, with a hint of corruption.


Sounds like a job for the senate ethics committee.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:46 PM

6. The Nation does strongly LW-oriented, but usually not crazy-left, commentary

and interpretation for those looking for that. It's not an investigative journal and not meant to be unbiased objective, to inform about issues, or to offer a balanced view of the truth. It can be useful for examining its viewpoint for additional insight, like checking to see what Fox is reporting that CNN's not.

I've found a quick check of on-line media can be to look at the titles/headlines of other articles to see how they strike you as a group, many often found on the right margin of the screen. Also the advertising.

"A fraction of the truth often makes a great lie."

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:59 PM

7. The short story is that she earned

 

$1,117.40 as a paid two-week intern at a winery, which she disclosed.

Three Sticks winemaker Ryan Prichard said Sinema did everything the other interns did: grape sampling, sorting fruit, cleaning equipment, getting the wine cellar ready to receive newly picked grapes.


There is probably an interesting story behind her internship, which I would like to read. But instead we got this goofy story implying corruption.

Frankly, I would be quite happy to see all of our congress people take a two-week summer job like this. And I wouldn't object to a little salary increase - let's round that $1,117.40 to an even $1200!

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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 03:52 AM

9. One of our local Congressional reps works at businesses in his district

(not paid, of course)

Over the years, he has flipped burgers, baked cakes, driven a UPS route, worked houskeeping at a hotel, served lunch in a school cafeteria, delivered for a wholesale food company, worked at various factories. and handled luggage at American Airlines.

Regarding the housekeeping job he said "These folks are definitely not paid enough"

I think every single member of Congress (House and Senate)should do something like this at least once a year. Marc says he is not the only one but there are not very many.

Link to "Marc Means Business" https://veasey.house.gov/marcmeansbusiness

His district is just a couple of miles north of us. I do wish he was my Congressman!!

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:19 PM

8. I can almost picture her

Curtsying her way around in the grape stomp vat …
🤨


✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 03:52 AM

10. Lucy and Ethel? nt

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 04:12 AM

11. The publisher is a friend of mine

She retired as full-time editor a couple of years ago when her husband was seriously ill. He has since passed, and she is a little more active these days. She is far to my left, but has an IQ superior to just about anyone I’ve ever met (maybe the Clintons and the Obamas come close), and no matter how many hours we have together when we meet up, it’s never enough.

She sometimes goes on the Sunday talk shows in the States. If you want to catch her, her name is Katrina vanden Heuvel.

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