May 29, 2016

Chris Wallace to Adam Schiff: ‘We’re Done With’ Hillary’s ‘Colin Powell Did It’ Defense

On Fox News Sunday, in a segment comparing statements in the State Department Inspector General’s report with claims Hillary Clinton has made about her emails and use of a home-brew private server while she was Secretary of State, host Chris Wallace had to endure Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff’s obsessive insistence on bringing up former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who left office over 11 years ago, at seemingly every turn.

At one point in the Sunday morning segment, Wallace said, twice: “We’re done with Colin Powell,” and then told Schiff that “I would expect more from you,” clearly meaning, “I expected better.” But then, after quoting a section of the IG’s report noting that Powell was interviewed, while Mrs. Clinton, despite public assurances to the contrary, refused to cooperate with the investigation, Schiff basically said, “Aha, you brought up Powell!” Wallace’s final comeback was priceless: “You know what? I’m not going to vote for Colin Powell for president this time.” He did not give Schiff a chance to speak again — nor should he have.

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (052916)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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Positivity: Man Pays It Forward by Donating $10,000 on Behalf of Woman Who Paid for His Groceries

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Smyrna, Georgia (HT Daryn Kagan):

Mar 10, 2016, 3:59 PM ET

Man Pays It Forward by Donating $10,000 on Behalf of Woman Who Paid for His Groceries

A modest Christmastime gesture of kindness that a Georgia woman made to a man who’d forgotten his wallet has come full circle to reward her in a big way.

A couple of weeks before Christmas, Smyrna resident Tracy Warshal, 39, noticed the man behind her in line at an Aldi supermarket was shuffling around looking for his wallet, she told ABC News. Realizing he’d forgotten it, Warshal offered to pay for his $7 grocery bill.

“It would have been more of a headache for him to go out and find his wallet,” Warshal said.

Warshal called the act of kindness “instinctual” and said “anybody would have done it.” When the man asked for her name, she gave him her first name only. Then she told him “Merry Christmas” and walked out of the store, she recalled.

A few weeks into January, Warshal found out the man was looking for her when two representatives for The Piedmont Foundation visited her at work to inform her that he would like to make a $10,000 donation in her name.

Warshal, who works as a scheduling coordinator for the Piedmont Cancer Institute, an affiliate of Piedmont Healthcare, just happened to be wearing a T-shirt with “Piedmont” emblazoned on it the day she stopped at Aldi on her way home from work. That, and her first name, were the only thing the man had to go on, she said.

The man then contacted the Piedmont Healthcare’s Vice President of Philanthropy Mendal Bouknight to help track Warshal down and “thank her” for her gesture, Bouknight said in a statement.

“Tracy is an angel and proof that kindness and compassion are always inside you,” Bouknight said.

Warshal hasn’t interacted with the donor since the day she paid for his groceries, she said. He wished to remain anonymous, the foundation told her. …

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