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Not altogether tongue-in-cheek

How about all votes from African-Americans are counted ten times? To counter voter suppression, I mean.

Bill Gates had arrangement to date old girlfriend when he got married

I was sure I remembered this, but my husband thought I was crazy. Part of the agreement when Bill and Melinda Gates' agreement (not pre-nup; they didn't have one) was that he could continue his annual vacation with an old girlfriend. But I was right!

From https://nypost.com/2021/05/04/bill-gates-took-getaways-with-old-girlfriend-after-marriage/

After marrying his wife, Bill Gates would spend a long weekend every year at a cozy beach cottage in North Carolina — with his old girlfriend.

The billionaire Microsoft founder made sure the bizarre arrangement was part of the deal when he married Melinda French in 1994, he told Time magazine in a 1997 profile.

“We can play putt-putt while discussing biotechnology,” Gates said of his private getaways with fellow nerd techie and ex Ann Winblad — who is now happily married to actor Kevin Kline’s detective brother, Alex Kline, a source told The Post on Tuesday.


“When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda, I called Ann and asked for her approval,” he said, adding that Winblad gave the other woman the thumb’s up.
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