April, 2018 archive
PoliticalProf explains why the White House press corps was shocked–shocked! I say–that someone dared commit humor at their little insider party.
Oh what a tangled web the Zuckerborg weaves,
as these discovered when they tried to leave.
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And this surprises you how?
Robert Redford has penned a scathing indictment of Scott Pruitt’s malfeasance. A nugget:
These seemingly daily revelations (of self-dealing and corruption–ed.) dominate the headlines. But Pruitt’s failings in ethics and judgment are only part of a much larger problem: Pruitt has failed at the core responsibility of his job.
He’s not protecting the environment. Pruitt has become a one-man public-health risk to the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. From day one, he has worked to gut the EPA and hamstring its ability to protect the environment and public health. He works on behalf of the fossil-fuel industry and other industrial polluters, not the American people. That’s the greatest scandal – and the reason, first and foremost, he’s got to go.
After all, turkeys also walk on two legs . . . .
Robert van Gulik:
And both nearing middle age, when passion burns with a more intense fire than in one’s youth.
van Gulik, Robert, The Phantom of the Temple (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1995), p. 174
That’s the sound of the broom sweeping sexist pigs out the door at Nike. A nugget:
While the #MeToo movement has led to the downfall of individual men, the kind of sweeping overhaul that is occurring at Nike is rare in the corporate world, and illustrates how internal pressure from employees is forcing even huge companies to quickly address workplace problems.
As women — and men — continue to come forward with complaints, Nike has begun a comprehensive review of its human-resources operations, making management training mandatory and revising many of its internal reporting procedures.
Nowhere that I ever worked did I witness conduct like that described in the article.
Slip yourself a little politeness on the side . . . .
Lake County Sheriff officers responded to a report of an accidental shooting at 11:19 a.m. Officials said they found that the man had been handling a semiautomatic pistol that his wife recently purchased and shot himself above the knee cap when his finger slipped, said Sgt. Sara Balmes of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
In the Charlotte Observer, James E. Ford cuts through the
rationalizations crap about charter schools.
A couple buys a home and discovers that automobile battery casings have been used in the fill for the property.*
Automobile batteries contain lead.
I really don’t have anything constructive or creative or clever to say about this, other than that it’s just too despicable for words.
*One suspects that this is recycling that Scott Pruitt would find laudatory.