Been working on this post for days but so very distracted. Sorry for dated material.
Kitty litter blamed for nuclear issues. Were they using stuff that wasn’t fresh? Our cats’ litter box is pretty rank.
See, I just get nasty headaches from not beating the crap out of idiots like this. Marry your own pr0n-laden computer?
If gays have the right to “marry their object of sexual desire, even if they lack corresponding sexual parts, then I should have the right to marry my preferred sexual object”, he said.
Marry your hand, you ass. Tell your mom you married Miss Michigan.
Unfortunately for Mr Sevier, the courts in Florida and Utah, found his legal arguments unpersuasive.
Unfortunately for taxpayers, frivolous suits are not hit with a hefty penalty. He just wasted a lot of time when no one should have given him 3 minutes of their time.
I don’t know the source but it was sent to me. It fills a niche in the uncanny valley.
The “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative aims to address that.
What? I know lots of blacks and Hispanics who worked hard and are pretty darned successful. How is this measured? What percentage is not successful and how do we know they are not? What is the percentage of not successful whites? Are the metrics the same?
The following is especially interesting because of the “suggested answers”. They are asking participants their opinions and suggesting answers. That is comedy gold when it isn’t just sad.
On jobs, Duncan plans to ask participants the biggest reason why these young men are “less successful in the job market than other young people.” Suggested answers are insufficient education or skills, inadequate connections or networking, or employer stereotypes.
The biggest reason? I suppose the first pair of answers is best, education and skills. Those two are the strongest correlations (and causation) regardless of any other factors. Networking and connections? Is that code speech for white privilege? I think it is. Employer stereotypes is definitely code for racism.
On the issue of criminal justice, Duncan will ask what cause “interactions by boys and young men of color with the juvenille/criminal justice system.” Suggested answers here include exposure to violence, a lack of positive influences, and biased law enforcement.
The first two seem highly likely but the third while some of it is likely some also results from the first two.
And on education, Duncan will ask how to improve education, and suggests the need for a more engaging curriculum, improved teacher quality, early access to college-level work, and increased collaboration between schools, families and communities.
What does “more engaging curriculum” mean? Less boring? Gosh, that would be swell. But sorry, some shit is boring, so suck it up. The rest of it is an awesome suggestion.
Duncan will also ask how to improve the graduation rate, and proposes more financial aid, lower college costs, and better guidance when applying to college as possible answers. It also proposes shorter pathways to a high wage career, and a culturally relevant educational environment as other possible answers.
More financial aid. Ok, if given to everyone. Lower college costs. Ok, if applied across the board. But who pays for that? Better guidance? Is the guidance they have now crappy guidance? Why? Did the start with their “B” game? Why?
What does “shorter pathways to a high wage career” mean? So less work is required for success? You get success by not doing the same amount of work than others? Culturally relevant means what, exactly? This is code for “we need more black/Hispanic culture in our education because white culture is keeping the black and Hispanic man down.”