Nov 4, 2016
commented on Seattle High School Teacher Gets a “Teaching Moment” After Wearing Blackface
The emphasis shouldn't be only on this teacher. He's done this for over a decade and no one in administration and no other teacher thought it was enough of a problem to do anything about it.
You can certainly argue that this teacher should have been aware of the issues his costume raises. However, it's unfair to single him out for administrative leave and corrective action. If he deserves administrative leave, so does every single administrator and teacher who saw this guy's costume more than once.
Aug 4, 2015
commented on Are Office Temperatures Sexist?
I wear a polo shirt and slacks to work, not a suit and tie, but if I were office dictator I'd still prefer the thermostat be set at 70.
I have office mates who don't even run their A/C at home when it's 80 (it has to be like 90 or something before they do). They'd be happy with no A/C here too.
Our compromise is 72, which is closer to my preference than theirs, but they don't want to see me shirtless, and the really cold people can shut their office doors and open their windows. We have some people in offices without windows, and most of them like the air conditioning. The one who doesn't is an older man undergoing cancer treatment, and he's cold everywhere, poor guy.
Jul 23, 2015
commented on So I Watched Rachel Maddow's Interview With Rick Santorum
@14: If Santorum had more than a snowball's chance in hell of becoming president, then sure, questions about the economy, Iran, ISIS, or anything else would be pertinent. But he doesn't and so focusing on how Santorum got to be santorum is much more likely to garner an audience.