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 say they should have instead ignored them is silly. (Unless … Continue reading Of course civil disobedience is treated as disobedience

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 things fall into the category of microaggressions: Rules against hats … Continue reading Upworthy, shouldn’t racial microaggressions involve…race?

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 as well have armed thugs to really stay true to … Continue reading There was an armed cop and Pittman doesn’t understand the words he writes

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 stage without that much information, pleased to see this. The … Continue reading

Occupy Democrats, being dishonest makes everything you say suspect

Popular Facebook page Occupy Democrats posts a video slamming the Trump tax scam. It begins with some stores closing. Second and third on the list are Sears and K-Mart. The problem is those two have been on the decline for years. The stores were closing either way. The new command of the businesses has been pretty transparent in his plan to gut them. To blame … Continue reading Occupy Democrats, being dishonest makes everything you say suspect

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 stuff to it, and making money really isn’t that much … Continue reading More reason to decimate nonprivate evaluation

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 using him against things fire and fighting can’t hit well … Continue reading Regarding Blaziken in Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

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 in general. To do this, they do what they can … Continue reading The shutdown is more strategic malice than incompetence

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 bunch of platitudes published by a major publisher and getting … Continue reading The poetry aisle at Wal-Mart is awful