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.
May 23, 2011
commented on Local Filmmaker Faces Backlash Over Kyle Huff Movie
What was the first option again? Ah yes, "Exploitative fame-grab." Good luck with that.
Also, he might want to watch Schindler's list again, because I am pretty sure the tagline was not: "Amon Goeth has a story ... it needs to be told."
And learn how to spell 'parallel.' Normally I would not nit-pick someone's spelling, but I sorted it out with a lawyer, who said I could.
May 6, 2011
joined My Stranger Face