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Feb 18 thatsnotright commented on I, Anonymous.
Anon. This is part of your learning process. You will work with people like this in the future. Now is the time to learn how to deal with them assertively. You can't fire this person if they end up on your team, but with group consent but you can work around them. If lazybones ends up on your team you need to be clear to the whole group, including lazybones, that one person should not hold the whole group back and then plan around that person. If they have a history of not completing tasks, give them the most unimportant tasks which won't bring down the project as a whole if left undone. Good lucj
Feb 13 thatsnotright commented on Jeb Bush Brags About His E-mail Use as the Republican War on Yoga Pants Kicks Off in Montana.
So the GOP wants Sharia law in Montana? What's next , burkas?
Feb 10 thatsnotright commented on How I Discovered Cat Crack.
It's not the food, it's you. You have trained them to expect to be fed whenever they want. You feed them three times a day by your narrative, which is unnecessary and not particularly healthy for a cat. Cats are smart and can be greedy. If you feed them each time they give you a cue they will give that cue more often.
Feb 9 thatsnotright commented on Jack White's Management Responds to the University of Oklahoma Guacamole Situation.
Remember when Sarah Palin's riders were published? Hillary Clinton's? contracts with state agencies are subject to public records requests, even if they seem frivolous. If you don't want that, don't contract with public entities. Every email written by Washington State employees have been requested by a private citizen as reported in the Stranger and other sites last week. Why? Who knows, but it is the law and there are good reasons for such laws, whether they are annoying or not.
Feb 6 thatsnotright commented on Adorable or Deplorable? My New Two-Word Architecture Column!!.
A friend of mine labeled the building at Boylston and E Republican, The Cosby Sweater.
Feb 5 thatsnotright commented on Republicans Used to Care About the Deficit but Now They're All Like, "Deficit? Schmeficit!".
Google "adultery face politicians" to see other politicos making the face Ryan is in this photo.
Feb 3 thatsnotright commented on SL Letter of the Day: As One Is Wont to Do.
Is a butt plug an ornament, or a tool?

People with pierced ears wear ear rings even though they are inserted into their ears so choice of verb is confusing here. One uses a vibrater rather than wears it. So perhaps one uses a butt plug as well.

One doesn't wear a catheter, even though it is half in and half out. One also doesn't wear a leg bag to collect the urine from the catheter one uses a leg bag because being a medical device it is more of a tool.
Feb 2 thatsnotright commented on Should This Guy Be "Sexy" Drunk of the Week?.
No one wearing glasses like that is ever sexy.
Jan 28 thatsnotright commented on I, Anonymous.
I, a pedestrian crossing with the light at a designated crosswalk got shouted at by a bicyclist making a right turn on red without stopping first because I was slowing him down on an incline. As I stepped of the curb he shouted, "Dude not cool, watch for bikes!" as he swerved around me with inches to spare. Apparently even pedestrians following traffic laws must be aware that cyclists are more equal than others.
Jan 21 thatsnotright commented on Can We Talk About Patti Smith at the Moore Last Night?.
I was there, and feel that if ever there was a time for this song to be sung in Seattle by Patti Smith, MLK Day was the day to do it. There was no mean-spiritedness there.There was true compassion and a call to avoid complacency and lukewarm politness in the face of real, malignant racism and prejudice. Let's face it, Patti Smith has worked with and known far more friends and bandmates of Jimi Hendrix than any of us ever have. I imagine if anyone who knew him had told her he would have been hurt by this song she'd have stopped singing it years ago. It obviously hasn't lost any of it's original ability to make people uncomfortable, which as a Punk song, is the point. The song requires the listener to identify with the outcast, or stand back and be an oppressor. It tears away euphemism and demands that you choose a side, standing uncomfortably at the edge is a commentary on the listener and not the song. Not singing that song won't make racism go away, and her performance of it was very clearly not an act of prejudice. Seattle is famous for it's white guilt. Watch any audience when any joke or commentary directly dealing with race is made from a stage and see people squirm and look around to see if it is alright to laugh or if one should take on an expression of umbrage. That's where the shame should lie, not with that one fraught word but with our lack of real outrage that people who have learned to use euphemisms to hide their bigotry are still very much in power because we allow them to be.

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