I have to say I STRONGLY disagree with the proposed constitutional amendment banning Paul's Boutique from streaming services
Have any of these people, like, had a boss before?
Meanwhile MC Shaw has issued a statement, "correcting" Smith's charge that she was demanding a large cash settlement by...saying that she was demanding a large cash settlement

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23 Feb
Clarence Thomas asserts that imaginary voter fraud justifies extensive vote suppression lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2021/02/claren…
Thomas also repeats the silly argument from Rehnquist's nutty Bush v. Gore concurrence that giving legislatures power in the first instance (in election law and no other context) preempts subsequent judicial or executive action Image
But this makes no sense. Section 5 of the Pennsylvania state constitution guarantees that “[e]lections shall be free and equal.” During the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court interpreted this to require extended deadlines to ensure that no voter was disenfranchised.
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22 Feb
Even by the standards of would-be reactionary CANCEL CULTURE martyrs "I demand a large sum of money because my supervisor prevented me from making a massive ass of myself in public" is highly non-compelling stuff
"I demand a large cash settlement because as a middle-class professional I was required to attend meetings that I considered a supoptimal use of my time" is if anything even less compelling
"Can you believe these SNOWFLAKES with their SAFE SPACES and TRIGGER WARNINGS?"
[Hears the phrase "cultural appropriation"]
"I demand $2 million for the immense mental anguish this has caused me"
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20 Feb
Ridiculous as Bari's latest Campus PEE CEE story is, all such stories are merely pale imitators of Conor Friedersdorf investing nearly 2,100 words losing his shit over a few students at Oberlin telling the student newspaper pulled pork and coleslaw shouldn't be called a "banh mi"
I even agree that "cultural appropriation" is an imprecise and over-used concept, but I'm not sure what it is about the phrase that makes people go absolutely crazy over perfectly reasonable statements, such as "middle aged white women should not do hip hop library orientations"
Another strategy is to uncritically cite the tweets of people yelling at clouds at stuff they just completely made up out of whole cloth. (Nobody "berated cafe workers," they gave polite feedback to administrators who agreed with them because they were self-evidently correct.)
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20 Feb
A white person just can’t catch a break at…Smith College? lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2021/02/a-whit…
Good comment pointing out that even leaving aside the "why won't my boss be stupefyingly cringe to a captive audience?" problem the rest of the story of Bari's correspondent is bullshit Image
*let me be stupefyingly cringe
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18 Feb
"Limbaugh was good in the beginning but then he sold out"
Like Josh Hawley, Limbaugh was exactly as "anti-establishment" at the beginning of his career at the end, which is to say "not in the slightest," unless you think the defining feature of America is that heterosexual white guys just can't catch a break
"Anti-establishment" is just an amazing way of describing a guy who not only worshipped Reagan but shared Reagan's views about the humanity of LGBTQ people snopes.com/fact-check/rus…
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18 Feb
The problem with this is not that it is "inauthentic," but that it is pointless. Just make amatriciana if that's the flavor you want!
I find this particularly objectionable because the Times has betrayed the underlying principle of the greatest lede in journalistic history: nytimes.com/2017/11/14/wor…
It's bad enough we have to deal with people calling Alfredo sauce with bacon in it "carbonara," can we just not open up another front? Carbonara is its own thing, stop trying to make it into another thing
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