Of course civil disobedience is treated as disobedience
In response to any worthwhile protest, the options are resist or acquiesce. If ignore is an option, then the protest is ineffective and should be turned up. Which brings us back to the point of resistance or acquiescence. So, to condemn the school administrators who are punishing the walk out protesters just to… Continue reading
Upworthy, shouldn’t racial microaggressions involve…race?
I haven’t visited Upworthy in awhile. I think I had it blocked on the old laptop. Or it just fell out of favor. Either way, I came across this article since someone shared it on FB. For those who don’t feel like reading it: It explains what microaggressions are, and then says the following three… Continue reading
There was an armed cop and Pittman doesn’t understand the words he writes
Interesting two bits from Eschaton: That there already was an armed cop means the people crying for there to be authorities with guns lurking in schools don’t really have a point here. Unless they want a bigger presence. I guess as long as we keep the prison model of primary and secondary schooling we may… Continue reading
I’m guessing the growing awareness of sexual assault problems on college campuses needs no introduction. Nor does the zeal that is leading the charge. In recent news, a guy was accused of sexual misconduct, but he made a case for asymmetry in application of the rules and won. I am, at least at this initial… Continue reading
More reason to decimate nonprivate evaluation
Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò wrote a great piece on how he’s a teacher, not a job trainer. I commonly complain about liberal arts institutions being co-opted as job training centers. Táíwò’s article takes the individual perspective, and gets a better personal angle on why this is bad. My usual argument is primarily that life has a lot of awesome… Continue reading
Regarding Blaziken in Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Aggron can tack on a lot of TMs, sure, but with his dismal special attack, hydro pump, flamethrower, and thunderbolt may as well be NFE by default and normal against things they’re SE against. The low-accuracy iron tail is okay after STAB. In terms of the E4, Blaziken also sweeps pretty easily. Unless you’re… Continue reading
The shutdown is more strategic malice than incompetence
I’m having trouble buying that the shutdown is a result of incompetence. The GOP has shown us that they want to destroy the government’s ability to perform certain functions. Those functions mostly consist of pro-social programs. As part of their strategy, they try to reduce the population’s faith in the ability of the state… Continue reading
The poetry aisle at Wal-Mart is awful
I read this article to make sure I wasn’t missing something. But, no, it’s indeed the case that finding anyone who seriously cares about poetry or creative writing generally has anything good to say about Kaur’s work. It’s pretty transparently vapid. What’s left me at a loss is why I actively dislike it. Sure, it’s a… Continue reading
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