WHOA WHOA WHOA: In case you missed it, just 85 people have as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion people in the world combined. And the rich have stashed $18.5 trillion—that's roughly $3 trillion more than US GDP—in offshore tax havens, according to Oxfam. Next time you hear politicians complain they don't have money for schools, the poor, and public services, tell them to fuck off. The money's out there, hiding in plain sight.
Upset Over Doritos: SPD's public affairs officer Sean Whitcomb spearheaded the department's widely-heralded outreach efforts at Hempfest. Now an officer who disagreed with that approach is filing a complaint against him, alleging participating in the event "would have violated the officer’s political ideology."
Today In Liberal Silliness, Part I: Groups like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU in Massachusetts have backed a law, now being contested at the Supreme Court, that makes it a crime to protest abortion within 35 feet of a clinic. That would set a dangerous precedent, and it's probably unconstitutional.
Today In Liberal Silliness, Part II: Politics as usual from President Obama. He nominated a big donor to his campaign to be Ambassador to Norway, even though the guy seems to know nothing about Norway.