Thursday, May 03, 2007

Bathrooms, Bathrooms, and Blogs II

MN Observer is still at it. Here is a comment on my previous assertion that the "challenge" by MN Observer to donate to her Crohn's charity might be objectionable because the organization lobbies for the very legislation that many have opposed.

No, you folks were supposed to donate, and I set up a third party - Flash - who was acceptacle to Mr. Bordkorb as the fiscal agent. Mr. Brodkorb assured me that the generosity of his colleagues was so great that the $100 goal would be reached "very quickly."

Flash received not one penny from Mr. Bordkorb's friends, the ones who insisted that they had nothing against Crohn's sufferers.

Stingy is a word that comes to mind.

To review, the issue was not the fiscal agent. The issue was whether the money would go for lobbying. Don't expect cooperation in a charity effort if your first resort is to insult your fundraising partners.



Blogger Mahan said...

Let me see if I understand this question/issue correctly, then:

Legislation is proposed that will force private property owners to allow persons who suffer from Crohn's to use their restroom. This legislation is opposed as government interference in an area where it really shouldn't go (no pun intended). The opposition is a matter of conscience (as shown in the original post). The idea that legislation involving a medical condition might be opposed calls down the fury of the self-appointed guardians of the moral high ground to berate those who oppose this bill, who have already indicated that they can't see anyone not allowing a sufferer to NOT use their restroom.

So far, so good. Par for the course. Now, the question arises, how can this sin be redeemed? Aha! The penitent should donate monies! However, there arises a problem; after all is said and done, the Self-Appointed Guardian of The Moral High Ground (SAGTMHG) has apparently chosen a charity that is also a lobbying group. This does not appear to be charity to members of the penitent, so no monies are forthcoming. The SAGTMHG pours forth its scorn and retreats to the safety of the MHG, secure in the knowledge of its own virtue.

Does that sound about right?

May 04, 2007 5:33 PM  

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