Theodore Gorath
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May 18 Theodore Gorath commented on For the Second Year in a Row, Amazon Shareholders Vote Down a Proposal to Analyze the Company's Human Rights Practices.
I don't really have a particular problem with Amazon or Wal-Mart in theory (obviously they could both stand to treat their employees better), but I do find it odd that there are people who call Wal-Mart evil, yet shop at Amazon.
May 18 Theodore Gorath commented on The Very Best of Lindy West! In Honor of Her Memoir Shrill Being Published Today!.
The only question is, does it take a huge ego to pen a memoir in your early thirties, or merely a large one?
May 17 Theodore Gorath commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: She's Tired of Tickling the Boyfriend's Balls.
I love the "He isn't orgasming like you want? Dump him grrrrrl" responses.

As if that could even be stated if the genders were reversed.

Also kind of wondering how prostate massage got worked into this situation seemingly out of nowhere.

"So, you can only seem to come this one specific way. Why don't we stick stuff up your ass?"

Huh?
May 17 Theodore Gorath commented on Whoa, Did You See that New York Times Cover Story about Donald Trump and How He Treats Women?.
@21: I am honestly unsure if you are saying that the women were lying about the assaults (sexual and physical) they accuse Clinton of, or if you are saying that people would still assume they are just lying.

But in any event, all the sworn testimony is out there. I suppose it is just up to the individual to decide if they believe the similar stories of multiple victims, or simply assume they are lying for personal gain because their abuser is a powerful man who is a popular Democrat.

I guess you could also go with the "far-reaching right wing conspiracy" angle too, if it was to your liking.
May 17 Theodore Gorath commented on Whoa, Did You See that New York Times Cover Story about Donald Trump and How He Treats Women?.
@2: Clinton was worse. Can you imagine if Clinton was accused of what he did to those women today, instead of the 80's and early 90's when no one cared?

Young Clinton fans really need to look into what he did to those women. The worst of it would be called rape these days, and rightfully so.
May 17 Theodore Gorath commented on Game of Thrones Recap! "Book of the Stranger" Contained Neither Books Nor Strangers.
My two favorite show characters are Brienne and Tormund, but Brienne edged ahead last night.

The way she approached Davos and Melisandre with Renly's death was ingenious. She forced them to use the "well, that was in the past, we should think of the future" defense to explain away Renly, and then she was just like, "Oh, as long as the past is the past, I killed your king. Have a nice day."

Awesome.

If only the show did not cut out Strong Belwas, the best character in the entire series...
May 16 Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: Climate Activists Occupy Anacortes and That Amazon-Owned Motel Open to Homeless Families.
@4: I said they could find work, not necessarily get full time jobs. Those of us who have scrabbled in the dirt know that a difference exists.

Wake up at 5 AM one day and head on down to your local Home Depot. Lots of guys there getting work for the day, not whining about having to get up early to earn their daily bread. Backbone of our nation right there, I have had the privilege of swinging hammers and pushing bull floats with them.

@6: Haha, so why bother trying, right? Just keep on drifting, trying to find work is too hard!
May 16 Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: Climate Activists Occupy Anacortes and That Amazon-Owned Motel Open to Homeless Families.
"They wake you up at 5 in the morning...what are you supposed to do at 5 in the morning?"

Most people I know who are getting up around 5 AM are working construction or heading out to look for day jobs doing construction.

Or restaurant workers reporting for the morning shift, janitors and custodians often wake up that early to get started on their days.

Perhaps some of people living in the shelters could try out that some of these activities if they are looking for ways to kill time in the early morning hours.
May 16 Theodore Gorath commented on A Teacher and Former Seattle University Student Responds to the Student Occupation.
I remember wanting to read Sandman comics when I was in college.

But when you sign up for British Literature I, they don't teach Neil Gaiman.

So I went to the public library and read Sandman comics on my own. I really enjoyed them.

College is not there to fill your head with specific authors and works. College is there to teach you how to learn things on your own, be your own scholar so you DON'T need to depend on other people and their ideas of what is best to read. You blaze your own trail, which is what academia is supposed to be all about.

It is sad that these students do not feel they can do so, or where not prepared by their college enough to do so.
May 13 Theodore Gorath commented on Go Read "N*gger," Seattle University Humanities Dean Told Black Student Who Complained About Curriculum.
I love how Ansel thinks if he can just get her to admit to saying the word out loud, he can get some kind of "checkmate" with this story.