10:22 PM yesterday
commented on "Is abortion a social good?"
@20 - Nope, but I am the result of a planned pregnancy that was made possible by my mother having access to health care and family planning resources that included birth control. If every woman had the resources that my mother did, there wouldn't be the need for abortions of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies. However, abortion should always be safe and legal because no one can predict every possibility that would necessitate terminating a pregnancy.
But none of that matters to you because you hate women and love fetuses.
commented on City Council Bans Criminal Background Checks During the First Stage of the Hiring Process
I'm thinking (please correct me if I'm wrong) of the catch-all online applications of Starbucks. Target, etc., that collect the information they need for background checks and, in some cases, automagically run background checks on all applicants and rejecting anyone with a criminal record.
This will require A PERSON to make the call to run a background check, hopefully AFTER an initial person to person interview or a phone screen. At which point, even if there's a criminal record, A PERSON can make the judgement call about moving the applicant forward in the interview or hiring process for what is likely an entry-level, food service, or retail position in which most people wouldn't care if a non-violent offender was employed.
commented on Lindy West: An Appreciation
@14 - Lindy has written quite a bit on who males these kinds of hack "jokes" and who is making them - it's all linked through the article to which Anna so conveniently linked!
commented on From the Mailbag...
Does Wenatchee allow comedy within city limits? I thought that was the domain of East Wenatchee.
commented on Regarding the Singles House
@16 - YES.
@Everyone else - That movie is a touchstone for a lot of people I know who were teens in small town Washington in the mid-90s. We aspired to live Interesting Lives in The City. Singles was our 1990s Washington-specific aspirational version of Baby Boomer-nostalgia about The Big Chill.
Does that make sense?
commented on How Sexist Are Book Covers?
@1 So things marketed toward women can't also be tasteful, intellectual, or upper-class?
I think you answered your own question.