people are idiots
Stop voting based on identity
Kylie Cheung (@kyliecheung on Twtter) put it well: “To be clear, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign relied on “identity politics”—specifically, the rage and insecurities of white men. In fact, he relied on “identity politics” substantially more than Clinton’s campaign, which offered in-depth economic proposals for affordable and accessible health care, housing, and job growth that… Continue reading
Dragging people down instead of trying to make things better
Perhaps I’ve blogged about this before. The tendency has existed long before social media, but social media makes it even easier to broadcast one’s ressentiment. Today this one popped up in my newsfeed, edited because Facebook and Twitter will use it as the image for this post: See what I did there? The original post… Continue reading
On preparation for the Real World™ via being unpleasant
When students enter the Real World™, they will probably experience hail. This means teachers should whip chunks of ice at their students. To prepare them. Continue reading
Sex discrimination inherently includes discrimination on homosexuality, transsexualism, etc.
I’ve been saying this for years, but hey, looks like the courts are getting on board. The linked article includes some statements in opposition, but they’re generally terrible. First, a brief argument for the statement in the title of this post. If you’re going to support equality across sexes, then you’re going to support that… Continue reading
The successes of the walking out protests
Some students walked out of school today in response to the latest shooting. Some people, primarily non-students, are very upset about this. A run-down of the bad arguments I’ve seen levied against the walkout, and why each one is ridiculous. Put together, they reveal the opposition is people digging their heels into the ground for… Continue reading
TBT: More of people trying to replace education with gatekeeping for employers
This article is pretty good. A few comments, mostly echoing Strauss, though my own thoughts are intertwined: 1-Perhaps the most disturbing issue at play here is the profit motives driving educational reform at the moment. Yes, K-12 education could be done better. However, looking at the material associated with the Common Core as well as… Continue reading
Letting phones live longer is actually kinda nice…
Well, apparently Apple apologized for allegedly sabotaging the phones they make. It’s almost funny since if anything their tactic lengthened the lives of old iPhones. I’ve had beverage containers with taps that stop dispensing before the container is actually empty and also containers that can actually be emptied via the tap, and I prefer the… Continue reading
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