Big Magic Johnson, what has he done? He’s got AIDS. Did he do any business? Did he help anybody in South LA? … What kind of guy goes to every city and has sex with every girl and catches AIDS? … I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.
How to get people on your side: Criticize one of the most famous and philanthropic athletes of all time. Johnson’s post-NBA career decimates absolutely every stereotype about HIV—every stereotype that Sterling would be quick to throw on him based on his interview with AC.
Also, this response to the interview was pure class, Magic.
I personally think that if I were in charge of the government, I would index the minimum wage to inflation so that way everybody knows what they can count on. The employees know they’re going to get increases on a regular basis. The management knows that they’re going to have to pay a little bit more with inflation. It just seems much more sensible and fair to me. I don’t know why it hasn’t been done like that. I would do it that way because in the long, long run it’s going to approximate the change in inflation.Subway CEO Fred DeLuca • Offering a somewhat sensible take on the minimum wage debate. (That said, in the very next question, the sub giant is accused of severely underpaying its workers, which DeLuca emphasized was a store-level problem that the franchise-heavy company itself has been trying to work on.)
Today, members of Congress can lease Lexuses, BMW’s, Infinities, Mercedes, all fall within the guidelines. Not all do that, but does that send a message to our folks back home that this is the right way to do it?Rep. Rich Nugent (R-FL) • Arguing in favor of his amendment to a Congress pay bill, which would have taken away a perk for members of the House—the ability to receive a lease for a vehicle using their office budgets. Around 63 members of the House use their office budgets to pay for a car lease—at a cost of around $38,444.20 per month in taxpayer money. By the way, Nugent’s amendment failed.