Nov 12, 2012
commented on Are You an Obama Voter Sleeping Till Noon?
I have a job, voted for Obama, and couldn't sleep 'til noon if I tried -- like a lot of people. But to be fair to Cal, I did skip out of work a little bit early last Friday...
Jun 13, 2012
commented on I, Anonymous
I am sorry you lost your job. That said, when I moved to CA the only thing I liked better than avocados on everything was booze in every corner and grocery store.
The market will correct, and prices will be better for this.
Mar 27, 2012
commented on The U.S. Customs Service Recognizes Gay Families
@15 Also, obviously the Federal Government should not treat same-sex spouse health benefits as taxable. Another tangible loss brought to you by DOMA
In the meantime, however, make the Stranger gross-up salary and wages for its impacted gay employees. All employers should be doing this, and then be screaming bloody murder at the IRS for having to do it in the first place.
Sep 9, 2011
commented on Wisconsin Fires State Employee for Informing People of Their Right to a Free Voting ID
@2, 7 - Two things:
First, the head of the WI DoT, Mark Gottlieb, was appointed by Walker. According to the original JS article, the person who wrote the memo, Steve Krieser, was was appointed to his position last month. Couple that with the fact that it was an R controlled legislature and governor that passed the law in the first place, it looks like blaming the Republicans is perfectly legitimate.
Second, it might behoove you to be critical of bald assertions of "past rule violations," especially when an employer has a self-serving motivation for justifying a termination.
If you read the original JS article closely, you will note that Murray didn't assert that Larson committed any past rule violations until the second time he was interviewed. (If they actually existed, one would think the DoT would trmpet it from the get-go.) Larson himself denied the charge.